Execution in the ol' US of A comes with a few perks, including your choice of last meal and the chance to get your departing words recorded for posterity. Most inmates take that chance, and truTV.com showcases an intriguing selection of these final statements. It's haunting to stare into a mugshot of a dead serial killer while reading their last goodbye to a world they didn't fit into. That is, unless they said, “Y'all kiss my black ass. Let's do it.” That's what Brian Keith Roberson said before he was lethally injected on August 9, 2000.
The quotes are mainly composed of apologies to victims and families, criticism of the death penalty, prayers, and claims of innocence. And then there's this gem, uttered by Aileen Wuornos:
"I'd just like to say I'm sailing with the Rock and I'll be back like Independence Day with Jesus, June 6, like the movie, big mothership and all. I'll be back."
The film Monster featured Charlize Theron as Wuornos. A sequel based on her return, as described above, would probably rake in some good cash. Hey. June 6 was last month. Anyone see any big motherships?
More wacky schadenfreude after the jump!
Do you like football? Bobby Ramdass really liked football. (Huhuh. Ramdass.) He chose to leap into the Abyss with the words, "Redskins are going to the Super Bowl." This guy just said, "Go Raiders!"
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