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Last Words Spoken By Criminals Before Execution

The last words spoken by criminals before execution stand as the final statements from these convicted offenders, having been uttered moments before their deaths. Much like the statements made by famous people in their suicide notes, these are the famous last words before execution that others will remember these souls by for eternity.

Many of these convicted criminals acted similarly in their famous last words as they did in life. Some joked around with the press and other bystanders, others proclaimed their innocence for the hundredth time, and certain individuals added standard goodbyes as they told their mothers they loved them.

Whatever the words used, and whatever the manner of execution, these famous last words spoken by criminals remain as the final memories of these offenders.

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    George Appel

    "Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel"

    --Executed by electric chair in the 1920s after he was involved in an incident in New York City in which a police officer ended up dead.

    A RANKER USER SAID: "Many people see the electric chair to be an overly cruel form of execution but when you read quotes like this from people like Appel it makes me reconsider that argument. This man seemingly had no remorse what so ever for taking that police officers life and his remark 'Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel' is what a joke by a man taking his last breaths because of a dreadful crime." (join the discussion)

     

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    Barbara Graham

    "Good people are always so sure they're right."

    --Executed by gas chamber after she was found guilty of murdering a woman in 1953. Graham and several associated broke into the home of a woman who they believed had lots of money and jewelery. Graham hit the woman on her head with her gun, cracked her skull, and killed her.

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    "Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way."

    --Executed by firing squad after be found guilty of illegally possessing a semi-automatic pistol.

    A RANKER USER SAID: "Wow talk about a hard core guy not scared of dying. Erskine Childers when facing the firing squad said 'Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.' Death by firing squad being in illegal possession of an automatic pistol. Seems kind of harsh for something today that would be a stiff fine and at worse a fine and some community service unless previously convicted." (join the discussion) 

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    Madame du Barry

    "You are going to hurt me, please don't hurt me, just one more moment, I beg you!"

    --Guillotined after being convicted of treason by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Paris. She was suspected of financially aiding people who fled the French Revolution.

    A RANKER USER SAID: "Madame du Barry was not a criminal, but the victim of the Reign of terror following the French Revolution. She was accused of financing emigres to escape." (join the discussion) 

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    James French

    "How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries."

    --Executed by electric chair after he was found guilty of murdering a fellow inmate in an Oklahoma prison in 1966. Allegedly, French was serving a life sentence, and he wanted to die.

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    Francis Two Gun Crowley

    "You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother."

    --Executed in electric chair after being found guilty of the murder of a New York police officer in 1931.

    A RANKER USER SAID: "Man this kid was one sick puppy there is no doubt about it. He looks so young in that picture to be such a hardened criminal responsible for all of those crimes including murdering someone. I guess when you get a nickname like "two guns" that early on in life it can be somewhat of an inicator as to their mentality. It was those same guns that were the cause of his demise."  

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