The Last Words Of 20 People Who Were Executed

A collection of notorious criminals and badass revolutionaries whose wit did not falter in the face of their certain demise. posted on

~ Che Guevara

~ Ted Bundy

~ George Engel, anarchist

~ John Wayne Gacy, before being executed by lethal injection

~ George Appel, executed by electric chair in 1928

~ Gary Gilmore, executed by firing squad in 1977

~ Robert Erskine Childers, to his firing squad during the Irish Civil War in 1922

~ Ethel Rosenberg, convicted of treason and given the electric chair in 1953 at Sing Sing prison.

~ James W. Rodgers, asked if he had any requests before facing the firing squad

~ Stanley “Tookie” Williams, founder of The Crips, executed by lethal injection. His executioners appeared to be having trouble with the machinery.

~ Mary Surratt, hanged for her part in the assassination to kill Abraham Lincoln. The first woman executed by the US federal government.

~ Edward R. Rulloff, the last man executed by hanging in New York state.

~ Sir Walter Raleigh, to his beheader

~ Carl Panzram, serial killer, hanged in 1930

~ Melchor Ocampo, Mexican politician, when asked to kneel by his executioner

~ Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright, executed by firing squad during the Spanish Civil War

~ Harry Morant, Australian war criminal

~ Thomas “Black Jack” Ketchum, train robber

~ Irma Grese, Nazi, seconds before her hanging

~ Joe Hill, after hearing his executioner say: “Ready…aim…”

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