Top 10 Scary Last Words from Prison Inmates Before They were executed

Top 10 Scary Last Words from Prison Inmates Before 

They were executed 

Before a convicted felon is executed by lethal injection or in

the electric chair, it is customary for the criminal to address

the public with their final last words.

Sometimes inmates use this opportunity to make peace 

with their actions, others make chilling statements to shock

and upset people.

There have been a ton of chilling last words from inmates 

before they died, so, you know what? Let's take a look at 


These are the top 10 scary last words from inmates before 

they took their last breath.

1. Robert Alton Harris

He said; "You can be a king or a street sweeper but 

everybody dances with the Grim Reaper".
He was arrested on July 5th 1978, when him and his 

brother hijacked a car with two teenage boys in it and they 

ordered them to drive to a remote location where the 

brothers brutally murdered them.

Then they used the vehicle they stole from the teenage 

boys and used it as a getaway car when they robbed a San 

Diego bank.

Robert Harris was arrested just an hour after the auto theft 

and he was charged with murder, auto-theft, kidnapping, 

burglary, and bank robbery.

One of the arresting officers was the father of one of the 

murdered boys but he didn't know until later. He wasn't even

able to recognize his son's face, that's how violent the 

murder was.

Robert Harris was sentenced to death in 1979 after many 

appeals, he was finally executed in Sandy Quentin's gas 

chamber in April 21st 1992.

2. George Engel

He was an anarchist who didn't like following any sort of 

rules and regulation. He was involved in a lot activism and 

protest in the Chicago area.

A protest bombing occurred in the Hay market area of 

Chicago which resulted in the death of 7 police officers, 4 

civilians, and a lot of other people who were seriously 


George Engel was actually at home while this riot broke out 

and he was arrested the next day, and he was charged with 

conspiracy in the bombing. He was sentenced to death by 


But before he died, he said; "Hurrah for anarchy! This is the 

happiest moment of my life!"

3. Roger Keith Coleman

His case gained nationwide attention and major 

controversy because he maintained his innocence the 

whole time during his conviction and even right before he 

was executed.

During his final last words he said; "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 other civilized countries have".

He was convicted in Virginia for assaulting and murdering 

his sister-inlaw on the day that he had been fired from work.

After his death, the DNA evidence was re-analysed and in 

January 2006, the Governor of Virginia announced that the 

retesting of the DNA evidence has conclusively proven that 

he was guilty of the crime.

4. Timothy Mcveigh

He infamously said; "I am the master of my fate, I'm the 

captain of my soul". He was the one behind the Oklahoma 

city bombing which killed a 168 people and injured 680 


This bombing is actually the deadliest act of domestic 

terrorism in the US, his execution date was set for June 11 

2001, and he made a request for his execution to be 

publicly televised, but his motion was denied.

He invited a composer to play classical music on the night 

of his execution and he requested to have a Catholic priest.

He was executed by lethal injection and his way of getting 

executed was way shorter than most inmates waiting on 

death row. He only spent 4 years on death row while most 

inmates spend an average of 15 years.

5. Jeffrey Dahmer

He was sentenced to 15 consecuted lifeterms for 

murdering 17 men and boys in the Milwaukee area between

1978 and 1991.

He was into Necrophilia and Cannibalism. The interesting 

thing about Jeffrey was that he wasn't given the death 

penalty. His inmate actually beat him to death because he 

said that Jeffrey was a sick and creepy man.

He used to make his food to look like human body part and 

covered them in ketchup to make it look like blood.

According to Jeffrey Dahmer's murderer his last words 

were; "I don't care if I live or die, go ahead and kill me".

6. Tom Black Jack Ketchum

He was an oulawed cowboy who murdered someone in 

1895. After that, his gang fled to New Mexico where they 

committed a few robberies before he was captured during 

an unsuccessful attempt to rob a train.

He was quickly arrested, put on trial, found guilty, and 

sentenced to death by hanging.

When his execution date arrived, it was the biggest public 

display because he was the first person to be hanged for a 

train robbery in New Mexico.

However, things didn't go as smoothly as they hoped. 

Before he was hanged, he said this; "I'll be in hell before 


start breakfast boys, let her rip!"

The rope completely decapitated him and it is said that his 

headless body landed on his feet and stayed standing 

upright for quite a while.

7. John Wayne Gacy

He has three famous last words, he kept it short and sweet 

when he said; "kiss my ass". He was a textbook serial killer 

that didn't really have any emotions.

He was known as the killer clown because he dressed up 

as a clown and performed at many charitable events and 

birthday parties.

He took the lives of at least 33 young boys in Illinois, and he

would bury their bodies under his home. When he was 

convicted of assault in 1968.

The police found all the bodies that he tried to cover up. 

Despite the bodies that was found underneath his house, 

he maintained his innocence, but he was found guilty in 

1980 because there just so many compelling evidence 

against him.

He was given multiple death penalties and life sentences, 

and finally after 14 years on death row, he was executed by 

lethal injection.

8. Aileen Wuornos

Aileen had a terrible childhood that was filled with abuse 

and abandonment, so, it's no surprise that she would go on 

a killing rampage that will define her as Americans most 

infamous serial killer.

She worked as a prostitute and killed 7 men that picked her 

up along the highway.

Aileen said that all her murders were committed in self 

defense but she was convicted on 6 of the murders and 

sentenced to death.

She executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002, but 

before she died she said this; "I'll just like to say I'm sailing 

with the rock and I'll be back like independence day with 

Jesus in June the 6th, like the movie, the mothership of all, 

I'll be back".

I don't even know what this even means but it's pretty scary.

9. Carl Panzram

He was known as one of the most sadistic American serial 

killers of all time. He had more than a dozen aliases and no 

one knows what had done for many years until he was 

captured in November 1928.

Before his death, he confessed to killing over 21 people and

assaulting over 1000 males.

Right before he was hanged, he said; "In my lifetime, i have 

murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of

burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons, and I have 

committed assaults on more than 1000 males".

That is just sick.

10. The Vampire of Dusseldorf

He was known as a vampire because he would 


attempt to drink blood from his victim's wound while they 

were still alive.

But eventually, he was arrested and sentenced to death by 

beheading because he committed a series of murders and 


He even admitted to killing a 9-year-old girl, and he 

murdered at least 9 people but the police suspected that he

murdered a lot more.

So, he was taken to the guillotine to have his head chopped 

of but before he left this world, he made a last statement 

that probably haunted the people present at his execution.

He said; "Tell me, after my head has been chopped off, will I 
hear at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood 

gushing from the stomp of my head, that would be a 

pleasure to end all pleasures".

I mean, yeah, after hearing that, I'm definitely going to have 

nightmares, and if that wasn't enough, his mummified head 

is on display right now at The Wisconsin Museum after 

doctors try to cut his head open to try to find reasons for 

his evil.

I mean, you can't make this stuff up.

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