Executions · Famous Last Words · Utah

Live by the sword, die by the sword

October 31, 1938 Salt Lake City, Utah John Deering is executed by firing squad for murder Deering had robbed and murdered a man in May 1938. He agreed to be connected to monitors during his execution; these devices recorded vital signs before, during, and after being shot by the firing squad. Deering's heart rate reportedly… Continue reading Live by the sword, die by the sword

Executions · Iran

Executed for killing man who allegedly attempted to rape her

October 25, 2014 Karaj, Iran Reyhaneh Jabbari (ریحانه جباری) is hanged for murder In 2007, Jabbari, who was an interior decorator, met with Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi for a business meeting. During this meeting, Sarbandi allegedly attempted to rape Jabbari who stabbed the man with a pocket knife and fled, leaving her attacker to bleed to… Continue reading Executed for killing man who allegedly attempted to rape her

Executions · Famous Last Words · France · Political

FLW: Marie Antoinette’s polite apology to her executioner

Famous Last Words Marie Antoinette October 16, 1793 Paris, France "Pardon me, monsieur. It was not on purpose." Marie Antoinette, a member of the French aristocracy who spent money on luxuries while her people starved, was a victim of the French Revolution, sentenced to death by guillotine for the charges of depletion of the national… Continue reading FLW: Marie Antoinette’s polite apology to her executioner

England · Executions · Famous Last Words · Political

FLW: traitor to the throne forgives his executioner

Famous Last Words Major-General Thomas Harrison October 13, 1660 London, England "I do forgive thee with all my heart … Alas poor man, thou doith it ignorantly, the Lord grant that this sin may be laid to thy charge." (Spoken to the executioner after he asked to be forgiven.) Harrison had signed the death warrant… Continue reading FLW: traitor to the throne forgives his executioner

Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers · Florida

FLW: The Rock, Independence Day, and Jesus

Famous Last Words Aileen Wuornos Bradford County, Florida October 9, 2002 I'd just like to say I'm sailing with the Rock and I'll be back like "Independence Day" with Jesus, June 6, like the movie, big mother ship and all. I'll be back. Wuornos' troubled life began as soon as it started: she never knew… Continue reading FLW: The Rock, Independence Day, and Jesus