Last Words Spoken By Criminals Before Execution

Torrey Twane McNabb

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Torrey Twane McNabb shot and killed a Montgomery police officer, earning him a spot on death row, in 1997. He was killed via lethal injection after many failed attempts by his attorney’s to intervene. His final words were, “Mom, sis, look at my eyes. I got no tears. I am unafraid. To the state of Alabama, I hate you… I hate you. I hate you.”

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George Appel

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In the 1920’s George Appel was convicted of murdering a NYC police officer. He was sentenced to death, and when the day of his execution rolled around, he wasn’t going to go down without some memorable last words. Back then, there was no lethal injection, but rather the electric chair. Before he was electrocuted, he announced, “Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.”

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Barbara Graham was a well-known American criminal who, during an armed robbery, killed an elderly woman. She was caught, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death in 1953. She was killed by the gas chamber for her crimes, but not before the press gave her the nickname, Bloody Babs. Her last words were,”Good people are always so sure they’re right.”

Erskine Childers

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Erskine Childers was executed by fire squad for his evolvement in smuggling illegal firearms into Ireland via his sailing yacht. He was executed before his appeal was decided upon, and did something that most men wouldn’t do to his executioners–he shook their hands. He also ordered his 16-year-old son to shake the hands of everyone who signed his death warrant. His last words were “Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.”

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