Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: lock and load

Famous Last Words
G. W. Green
November 12, 1991

“Let’s do it, man. Lock and load. Ain’t life a (expletive).”

*Green’s Last Words were redacted by the State of Texas. Those which offer an uncensored version alternatively use either “bitch” or “mother fucker.”

Green and 2 accomplices broke into the home of a juvenile probation officer’s home to steal his gun collection. During a confrontation, the officer was shot by one of the accomplices, Joseph Starvaggi. Starvaggi then shot the officer another two times. Green urged him to also kill the other people in the home, the officer’s wife and 13-year-old daughter, but Starvaggi refused. Starvaggi was executed in 1987 while the second accomplice, Glen Earl Martin, received a life sentence.

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