Famous Last Words William Palmer Stafford, Staffordshire, England June 14, 1856 “Are you sure it’s safe?” (Attributed) Palmer was hanged for the murders of his friend, John Cook. It was suspected that Palmer, a man who enjoyed gambling but was not particularly good at it, had poisoned fellow-gambler Cook to steal his winnings. Palmer had… Continue reading FLW: is it safe?
Famous Last Words Jimmy Glass Louisiana June 12, 1987 "Yeah, I think I'd rather be fishing." Glass was executed at the age of 25 for the murders of Newton and Erlene Brown. The Browns were shot in their bed the night of Christmas Eve in 1982; their children discovered their bodies on Christmas morning. Glass… Continue reading FLW: rather be fishing
Famous Last Words Alexander the Great Babylon (modern-day Iraq) June 10, 323 B.C. “To the strongest!” Alexander the Great's day of death has been recorded as either June 10 or 11, and the reason for his death have been disputed. Many theories as to how the mighty military leader and king may have died, from… Continue reading FLW: To the strongest!
Famous Last Words Bob Brown Mayfield, Kentucky June 9, 1893 “I am prepared to meet my God and I warn all sinners to beware of doing evil.” Brown was hanged for the murder of Albert Colley (alt. spelling: Cooley, Kolly) at a “house of ill repute.” Colley was told by the proprietress and Brown’s lover,… Continue reading FLW: warning sinners to beware of doing evil
Famous Last Words Joseph Windrath Chicago, Illinois June 5, 1896 “Mat, open the bad box! Put him in the bad box! Hang up Mannow!” Windrath had been convicted of the murder of a railroad clerk during a robbery. His accomplice, Julius Mannow, turned state’s evidence in exchange for a lighter sentence. Carrying nearly the entire… Continue reading FLW: the bad box