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The violent end of Robert Otis Pierce

Famous Last Words Robert Otis Pierce San Quentin, California April 6, 1956 “You're the ones that put me here. God, you're a dirty son of a bitch because I'm innocent!” Pierce and accomplice Smith Jordan (alternatively spelled Jordon or Jordann) robbed a cabdriver who died as a result of the injuries Pierce inflicted by beating… Continue reading The violent end of Robert Otis Pierce

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FLW: don’t mangle my body

Famous Last Words John Doyle Lee Meadow Mountains, Utah territory March 23, 1877 "Center on my heart, boys. Don't mangle my body." In September 1857, a group of emigrants moving west to California were attacked in Mountain Meadows by a group of Native Americans, as well as members of the Church of Ladder Day Saints… Continue reading FLW: don’t mangle my body