The Oklahoma City bombing

April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Domestic terrorists bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Three former members of the US Army, angry at the FBI involvement in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents, conspired to set off a truck bomb in the federal building. The resulting blast killed at least 168 and injured over…

FLW: wanted SpaghettiOs

Famous Last Words Thomas Grasso McAlester, Oklahoma March 20, 1995 "Please tell the media I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this." Grasso was executed by lethal injection for the robberies and deaths of two elderly victims. The first was an 87-year-old woman in Oklahoma who was…

FLW: still awake

Famous Last Words Robyn Leroy Parks Oklahoma March 10, 1992 "I'm still awake." Parks was executed by lethal injection for the murder of a gas station attendant. On August 17, 1977, Parks used a stolen credit card to buy gasoline. Fearing the attendant may be able to identify him, Parks shot the attendant and fled…

The death of a bandit queen

February 3, 1889 Oklahoma "Bandit Queen" Belle Starr is killed from shotgun blasts to her back, neck, shoulders, and face Starr's murder was never solved, though some speculation as to the murderer and motive have been made. One holds that a man asked Starr to dance with him and, after he was rejected, followed her…