FLW: I want to get to Hell in time for dinner

Famous Last Words John Owens (alias Bill Booth) Buffalo, Wyoming March 5, 1886 “I wish you’d hurry up. I want to get to Hell in time for dinner.” Booth was a wanted outlaw, sought by lawmen for the murders of his wife and child in Oklahoma, a cowboy in Colorado, and a trapper in Wyoming…

Canadian serial killer executed

January 13, 1928Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaSerial killer Earle Leonard Nelson, alias Virgil Wilson, is executed Nelson primarily targeted landladies, posing as a prospective tenant to lure the victims to empty buildings. The women were strangled, and many raped after death. (One victim, 14-year-old Lola Cowen, was also seriously mutilated.) Nelson’s success largely depended on his constant…

FLW: Fifteen Minutes

Famous Last Words Terry Doug Clark Santa Fe, New Mexico November 6, 2001 “Fifteen minutes.” Clark was executed for the 1986 rape and murder of 9-year-old Dena Lynn Gore from Artesia, New Mexico. Clark kidnapped Dena, raped her, shot her in the back of the head three times, and buried her in a shallow grave.…

FLW: I can taste it

Famous Last Words Melvin Wayne White Huntsville, Texas November 3, 2005 “Tell Beth [the mother of Jennifer Lee Gravell] and them I am sorry, truly sorry for the pain that I caused your family. I truly mean that too. She was a friend of mine and I betrayed her trust. I love you all. Tell…