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

Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: claimed his murdered victims were guilty of crimes against him and were executed after road rage incidents

Famous Last Words Douglas Feldman Dallas County, Texas July 31, 2013 “I hereby declare Robert Steven Everett and Nicolas Velasquez guilty of crimes against me, Douglas Alan Feldman. Either by fact or by proxy, I find them both guilty. I hereby sentence both of them to death, which I carried out in August of 1998.… Continue reading FLW: claimed his murdered victims were guilty of crimes against him and were executed after road rage incidents

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Sweden

FLW: his first time being beheaded

Famous Last Words Alexander Blackwell Sweden July 29, 1747 Blackwell, a Scottish-born adventurer, was executed for conspiracy in Sweden, accused of attempting to tamper with the Swedish line of succession. He proclaimed his innocence on the scaffold then laid his head the wrong way on the chopping block. When his error was pointed out he… Continue reading FLW: his first time being beheaded