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The Last Words of 30 Famous Serial Killers 

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Updated May 7, 2020 9.9M views 30 items

People are often fascinated with the final words of famous serial killers, perhaps because they are interested in discovering whether those last utterances reveal any answer or insight into the person's life.

Some killers have offered sincere apologies for the heinous offenses they committed. Others' final words were filled with anger and resentment, while some seemed indifferent. A few of the most interesting final words are quizzically strange rantings.

What are the last words of some of the most famous serial slayers? The last words on this list come from the mouths of some of the most heinous, dangerous people in human history.


"Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? 'French Fries.'" (August 10, 1966)

James French has the distinction of being the last person to be executed in Oklahoma, via electric chair.

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"Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard. I could kill 10 men while you're fooling around." (September 5, 1930)

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"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." (July 2, 1931)

Peter Kurten, AKA "The Vampire of Dusseldorf," drank the blood of at least one person.

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