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

Executions · Famous Last Words · Indiana

FLW: let’s get on with the killing

Famous Last Words Kevin Conner Indiana July 27, 2005 “Everybody has to die sometime, so... let’s get on with the killing.” Conner was executed for the deaths of three of his friends in 1988. According to testimony, Conner and 3 friends — Steve Wentland, Tony Moore, and Bruce Voge — were drinking at Moore's home.… Continue reading FLW: let’s get on with the killing

Executions · Famous Last Words · Virginia

FLW: dying to get out of here

Famous Last Words Christopher Scott Emmett Virginia July 24, 2008 “Tell my family and friends I love them, tell the Governor he just lost my vote. Y’all hurry this along, I'm dying to get out of here.” Emmett was executed by lethal injection for the murder of a co-worker and roommate, John F. Langley. Langley… Continue reading FLW: dying to get out of here

Famous Last Words · Mexico · Political

FLW: tell them I said something

Famous Last Words Francisco "Pancho" Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico July 20, 1923 Villa, a Mexican revolutionary general and folk hero, and 4 of his associates were assassinated by a group of 7 riflemen. It's not clear why his assassination was carried out; some believe it was due to a feud… Continue reading FLW: tell them I said something

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Romania

Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion

July 20, 1514 Temesvár (modern day Timișoara, Romania) György Dózsa is executed in a perverted twist of a royal coronation as punishment for a failed rebellion Dózsa had led a peasants' revolt against the Hungarian nobility, which failed. The day before his execution, he called to onlookers shouting "Come back tomorrow, you miserable slaves, and… Continue reading Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion