The world is full of criminals and bad men; there are many criminals who commit heinous crimes every day. However, there are also many Criminals who can make our soul shiver in fear. They are serial killers, serial rapist, pedophile and cold-blooded murders. They can intimate you with their looks, and they can make your dream in a nightmare with their words. We have here 30 criminals whose last words have given chills to people.
Table of Contents
- 30 Memorable Last Words From Condemned Criminals
- 1.Jeffrey Dahmer, “Milwaukee Cannibal.”
- George Engel
- Peter Kürten, “The Vampire of Dusseldorf.”
- Carl Panzram
- John Avalos Alba
- Timothy McVeigh
- Peter Manuel, “The Beast of Birkenshaw.”
- John W. Rook
- Ted Bundy
- Jimmy Glass
- Aileen Wuornos
- Gary Gilmore
- James French
- Roger Keith Coleman
- Willie Shannon
- George Appel
- Thomas J. Grasso
- John Wayne Gacy, “Killer Clown.”
- Amelia Dyer
- Robert Charles Comer
- Francis “Two Gun” Crowley
- Barbara Graham
- Robert Alton Harris
- Lionel Herrera
- Clarence Lackey
- Gary Burris
- James Jackson
- Carlos Granados
- Christina Marie Riggs
- James Allen Red Dog
30 Memorable Last Words From Condemned Criminals
1.Jeffrey Dahmer, “Milwaukee Cannibal.”
He was accused and later convicted of raping and killing 17 boys, in 1980’s. He was one of the deadliest serial killers in American History. He was also accused of cannibalism. In 1994, he was beaten to death by his fellow inmates.
Last Words – “I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.”
George Engel was an anarchist, and he was executed in 1887 after Haymarket riots. He was responsible for the riots and conspiracy against the government. He was hanged by the officials.
Last words – “Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life.”
Peter Kürten, “The Vampire of Dusseldorf.”
Peter Kürten was a German Serial Killer, from February 1929 to November 1929, he killed at least 9 people. The total attempt of killing was more than 20 people. He was also accused of sexual assault on women. Not just it, he also confessed that he killed a 9-year old girl in 1913. He was considered Vampire because he drank human blood. He was executed by guillotine on July 2nd, 1931.
Last Words – “Tell me. After my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be a pleasure to end all pleasures.”
Carl Panzram was an American Serial Killer, who was convicted of killing 21 people and accused of raping more than 1000 people. He even escaped the prison but in the end, he was hanged on 5th September 1930.
Last Words – “Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around!”
John Avalos Alba
John Avalos Alba was arrested for Child Molestation, and when he was out on bail, he killed his wife brutally. He was executed by lethal injection on May 25th 2010 in Texas.
Last Words – “Okay Warden, let’s do it. I love y’all. I can taste it already. I am starting to go.”
Timothy McVeigh was an American Terrorist, who was convicted for Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the attack killed more than 160 people and leaving 600 injured. It is one of the most gruesome acts of domestic terrorism in the United States of America. He was executed on 11th June 2001 by lethal injection.
Last Words – “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”
Peter Manuel, “The Beast of Birkenshaw.”
Peter Manuel was an American-born Scottish, who was convicted for Serial Killing. During 1956 – 1958 he killed seven people in Lanarkshire. He was even accused of raping seven people.
Last Words – “Turn up the radio and I’ll go quietly.”
John W. Rook
John W. Rook was convicted for killing and rape of a nurse. He kidnapped her and raped her in his car, later he threw her on the road and ran down on his body with his car. For this hideous crime, he was given Death sentence in 1986.
Last Words – “Freedom, freedom at last! It’s been a good one!”
Ted Bundy was an American Serial killer, rapist, and necrophile. In 1970’s he assaulted and murdered numerous women. He confessed to 30 homicides, but the true count is still unknown. He was executed in 1989 by electric chair.
Last Words – “I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”
Jimmy Glass was a criminal before he committed the capital punishment crime, he was in Webster Parish, Louisiana Jail in December 1982, he escaped the prison with his fellow inmate and during that he killed Newton Brown and his wife. He was later caught and in 1987 was executed by electric chair.
Last Words – “I’d rather be fishing.”
Aileen Wuornos killed seven men in Florida between 1989 – 1990. She was a serial killer. During her testimony, she said that “All the murders were committed in self-defense.” She was later convicted of the murder and in 2002 October, she was executed by lethal injection.
Last Words – “I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus, June 6th. Like the movie, big mother ship and all. I’ll be back.”
Gary Gilmore was a hardcore criminal. He was accused and convicted of two murders and two assaults. His case was in the category of “Cruel and Unusual”. He was executed by firing squad on Jan. 1977. His last word inspired Nike’s Slogan.
Last Words – “Let’s do it!”
James French was the last prisoner to be executed in Oklahoma, after the “Furman v Georgia” case the capital punishment was suspended in the state from 1972 until 1976. He was in prison for killing a motorist whom he met during hitchhiking. He even murdered cold blooded his cellmate. He was executed by electric chair.
Last Words – “How’s this for your headline? ‘French Fries'”
Roger Keith Coleman
Roger Keith Coleman was a Virginian Coal miner; he was convicted in the murder of his sister in law. His case got wide attention on national media and newspaper. He repeatedly claimed that he was innocent, but the DNA examine proved him guilty.
Last words – “An innocent man is going to be murdered tonight. When my innocence is proven, I hope Americans will realize the injustice of the death penalty as all other civilized countries have.”
In 1992 Willie Shannon killed Benjamin Garza outside a Houston shoe store. He said it was an accident but the court thought the other way. By looking at the evidence, it turns out to be a gruesome murder. He was executed in 2006 in a gas chamber.
Last Words – “I took a father, it wasn’t my fault, it was an accident … God knows the truth.” Shannon was smiling and humming as witnesses entered the death chamber. He told the Garza family that his smile was “not from happiness. If my life could bring your father back, then let it be. Don’t take my smile for disrespect.” Shannon said he was going to heaven. He said if he saw his victim, he would ask Garza for forgiveness. “I’ll say when I see him, ‘I’m sorry.’” He urged the relatives of his victim to “go home, have fun, smile. I’m happy. Why should I lie now. I have no anger. I have no fear.”
George Appel killed a police officer in 1928. He was convicted of first-degree murder of the officer in New York City. He was given a death sentence. In the same year, he was executed by the electric chair, but that fearless hardcore criminal has something to say before he died.
Last word – “Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.”
Thomas J. Grasso
Thomas J. Grasso committed two brutal murders; first in Dec 1990, he killed Hilda Johnson by strangling her to Christmas Light wire. Second murder was in New York City six months later. He was given death penalty and with lethal injections, he was executed.
Last Words – “I did not get my Spaghetti-Os, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”
John Wayne Gacy, “Killer Clown.”
John Wayne Gacy is one of the most soulless American serial killer in the history of American Crime. He killed, raped and sexually assaulted at least 33 teenage boys and young men during 1972 – 1978 in Cook Country, Illinois. He was convicted of 33 murders and given a death sentence. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection in May 1994.
Last Words – “Kiss my ass.”
Amelia Dyer was a serial killer during Victorian Britain; she is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. She killed mostly infant kids during 20 year period. She was convicted of one murder and given the death penalty, but it is widely accused that she killed more than 400 infant kids.
Last Words – “I have nothing to say.”
Robert Charles Comer
Robert Charles Comer, in 1987 he murdered his neighbors Larry Pritchard and Tracy Andrew. He was convicted for the both murders; he filed many appeals to stop his death sentence but the court did not bend over and in 2007 he was executed by lethal injection.
Last Words – “Go Raiders!”
Francis “Two Gun” Crowley
Francis Crowley was an American murderer and a career criminal. He was a very young criminal, but he was convicted in murder and other criminal activities. He was given death sentence for murder. In 1932, he was executed by court orders trough a electric chair. He was just 19.
Last Words – “You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother.”
Barbara Graham was nicknamed as “Bloody Babs” by the press. She had criminal relationships with many other criminals, and she was convicted in murdering a Man whom she and her partners robber. In 1955 she was executed in gas chambers, She was the third women to be executed by gas.
Last Words – Good people are always so sure they’re right.”
Robert Alton Harris
Robert Alton Harris was accused of killing two teenage boys in San Diego. He was later convicted for his connection with the murder. He was also convicted in Kidnapping, burglary and robbery. In 1992, he was given death by gas chamber.
Last Words – You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.”
Lionel Herrera was convicted for killing Enrique Carrisalez, a police officer in September 1981. Officer was killed for stopping Herrera for speeding. Before the police officer died, he identified Herrera. Later Lionel Herrera was given a death sentence. He was also accused of another murder. In 1993, he was given a lethal injection for his execution.
Last words – “I am innocent, innocent, innocent. Make no mistake about this. I owe society nothing. I am an innocent man and something very wrong is taking place tonight.”
Clarence Lackey was convicted in murder and abduction charge. In 1977 he abducted 20-year-old Diane Kumph, She was raped, beaten and had her throat slashed by Lackey. He also robbed his apartment. He then took her body and threw it on the roadside. For this brutal crime, he was given death by lethal injection in 1997.
Last Words – “I love you, mom.”
Gary Burris was 24 years old when he killed an Indianapolis Taxi Driver by gunshot. He was on death row until he was 40 years old. According to his cellmate whom he told his whole story, he was a cold-blooded murderer and made his victim beg for mercy.
Last words – “Beam me up.”
In 1997, James Jackson killed his wife and two stepdaughters. He was a drug addict and was struggling in his job; all his frustration became the reason of his murderous nature. James Jackson confessed to the murders. The court gave him a death sentence and in 2007, he was executed with lethal injections.
Last Words – “See you all on the other side. Warden, murder me … I’m ready to roll. Time to get this party started.”
Carlos Granados was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend and killing her 3-year-old son. He stabbed 27 times by her girlfriend survived and testified against him. He did kill her 3-year-old son. On 10th Jan 2007, he was given death by lethal injection.
Last Word – “Kathy, you know I never meant to hurt you. I gave you everything, and that’s what made me so angry. But I never meant to hurt you. I’m sorry.”
Christina Marie Riggs
Christina Marie Riggs was a murderer who was executed for the murders of her own children. She killed her two children aged 5 and 2. She gave them potassium chloride which burnt her son’s vein causing them terrible, painful death. She was executed by lethal injection on May 3rd, 2000. She was the first woman to be executed in Alaska.
Last Word – “There is no way words can express how sorry I am for taking the lives of my babies. Now I can be with my babies, as I always intended.”
James Allen Red Dog
James Allen Red Dog was convicted twice of armed robbery, and he himself requested for his execution and he did not appeal later. He refuses to appeal because it would violate his “Warrior Code”. He was later executed by Lethal Injections.
Last Words – “I’m going home, babe”