Famous Last Words · Italy · Political

FLW: an enigmatic mistake

Famous Last Words Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus Rome, Italy September 13, 81 AD “I have made only one mistake.” Emperor Titus was 41 at the time of his death, serving just two years in office before he died. During that time, he was renowned for his charity, assisting the survivors of the Mount… Continue reading FLW: an enigmatic mistake

Executions · Famous Last Words · Missouri

Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

August 30, 2000 Missouri Gary Lee Roll is executed for the murders of a woman and her two sons Roll (41) and accomplices David Rhodes (18) and John Browne (21) unsuccessfully attempted to rob a drug dealer’s house on August 8, 1992, but were deterred after hearing a child inside the home cry out as… Continue reading Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

Executions · Famous Last Words · Oklahoma

FLW: “French fries”

Famous Last Words James Donald French Oklahoma August 10, 1966 “How’s this for a headline? ‘French fries.’” (attributed) French was a convicted murderer, serving time for killing a hitchhiker in 1958 when he strangled his cellmate with a shoelace in 1961. He was executed in the electric chair, reportedly “without flinching or begging.” French’s last… Continue reading FLW: “French fries”

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: better remembered for words that weren’t his

Famous Last Words George Appel Ossining, New York August 9, 1928 “I am innocent of the killing of that cop. I committed other crimes and I lay that to evil companions. But I didn’t kill the cop. I wouldn’t kill one. Didn’t I try to save the life of one? Graham was one, wasn’t he,… Continue reading FLW: better remembered for words that weren’t his

Arizona · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: an endorsement for Red Robin before his execution

Famous Last Words Daniel Cook Florence, Arizona August 8, 2012 "I'd like to say sorry to the victim's family. I know that's not enough. Where am I? To my lawyers, thank you. Red Robin, yum. I'm done. I love you." Cook was executed by lethal injection for raping, torturing, and strangling 26-year-old Carlos Cruz-Ramos and… Continue reading FLW: an endorsement for Red Robin before his execution