13 Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

They’re bad and by far the worst example of human beings one can imagine. They’re the real boogiemen, waiting in the dark corners of the streets for their next prey. Murderers, thieves and rapists, we find it hard to fathom what leads individuals to such levels of barbarity but this also serves to pique our fascination; learning more of their history to try and gain some insight into mindset. Read our list of 13 infamous US Criminals and their last words before death.

Also read: 19 Most Badass Quotes Ever Uttered in History

13. Ted Bundy

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s.

Cause of Death: Execution by electrocution

Last words

I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends

12. Robert C. Comer

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Murder of his campground neighbor, Larry Pritchard, in 1987 and rape of a woman

Cause of death: Execution by lethal injection

Last words

Go Raiders

11. Jaffrey Dahmer (Milwaukee Cannibal)

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Raped, killed and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991

Cause of Death:  Beaten to death by a fellow inmate

Last words

I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me!

10. Timothy McVeigh

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Bombing of the Oklahoma City’s Federal Building in an act of terrorism, killing 168 people, in 1995.

Cause of death:  Execution by lethal injection

Last words

I am the master of my fate…I am the captain of my soul

9. John Wayne Gacy (Killer Clown)

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Sexual assault, torture and murder of at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978

Cause of Death: Execution by lethal injection

Last words

Kiss my as..AHHH

8. Carl Panzram

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Rape, arson, burglary and around 21 counts of murder

Cause of Death: Execution by hanging

Last words

Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around!

7. Aileen Wuornos

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Killed 7 men in a span of one year

Cause of death: Execution 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.

6. George Appel

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Murder of a police officer

Cause of death: Execution by electrocution

 Last words

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

5. Gary Gilmore

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Assault, robbery and two counts of murder

Cause of death: Death by firing squad

Last words

Let’s do this

4. John W. Rook

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime:  Kidnapping, rape and murder of a hospital nurse

Cause of death: execution by lethal injection

Last words

Freedom, freedom at last! It’s been a good one!

3. Robert Alton Harris

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Kidnapping and murder of two teenage boys, robbery

Cause of death: Death in gas chamber

Last words

Who was the fool, who was the wise man, who the beggar or the emperor? Whether rich or poor, all are equal in death

2. James French

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Killing a motorist and later, while in prison, his cellmate

Cause of Death: Execution by electrocution

Last words

How’s this for headline? “French Fries”

1. Francis “Two Gun” Crowley

Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

Crime: Numerous counts of murder, home invasion, car theft and robbery in a crime spree lasting three months.

Cause of death: Execution by electrocution

Last words

You sons of b*****. Give my love to Mother.

 

Mike Rogers

Writer, history buff and a caffeine-dependent life form.

2 thoughts on “13 Infamous US Criminals and Their Last Words

  • May 29, 2017 at 6:56 am
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    Crowley said to have inspired James Cagney’s Rocky Sullivan in “Angels with dirty faces.”

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