15 murderers' infamous last words before being executed When you're being executed, you get an opportunity to sum up your existence with something profound. Or maybe just a joke.

Many women have a special fascination with murderers. There's something inherently sexy about someone willing to defy all social mores to get what they want.

But this article isn't about fantasies – it's about murderers' last words before being executed. Luckily, before the following men and women were executed, they had a chance to make a final statement and their last words will live on forever in infamy.

John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Killer Clown

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 33
  • Method: Stabbing/Strangulation
  • Date of Execution: May 10, 1994 (age 52)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Famous Last Words: "Kiss my ass."

Peter Kurten aka The Vampire of Dusseldorf

  • Crime: Murder / Sexual Assault
  • Victims: 9+
  • Method: Stabbing/Hammer
  • Date of Execution: July 2, 1931 (age 48)
  • Method of Execution: Decapitation by guillotine

Famous Last Words: "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."

Aileen Wuornos

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 7
  • Method: Pretense as prostitute, rob, and shoot
  • Date of Execution: October 9, 2002 (age 46)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Famous 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."

Robert Alton Harris

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 2
  • Method: Shooting
  • Date of Execution: April 21, 1992 (age 39)
  • Method of Execution: Gas Chamber

Famous Last Words: "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper."

Thomas J. Grasso

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 2
  • Method: Strangulation
  • Date of Execution: March 20, 1995 (age 32)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Famous Last Words: "I did not get my Spaghetti-O's, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this."

Gary Burris

  • Crime: Murder/Robbery
  • Victims: 1
  • Method: Shooting
  • Date of Execution: November 20, 1997 (age 40)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Famous Last Words: "Beam me up."

Manuel Pina Babbit aka Manny (US Marine Vet)

  • Crime: Murder/Burglary/Sexual Assault
  • Victims: 1
  • Method: Unknown
  • Date of Execution: May 4, 1999 (age 50)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
  • Tidbit: Received the Purple Heart while on death row for prior injuries in the Vietnam War

Famous Last Words: "I forgive you all."

Barbara Graham

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 1
  • Method: Pistol-whip/Suffocation
  • Date of Execution: June 3, 1955 (age 31)
  • Method of Execution: Gas Chamber

Famous Last Words: "Good people are always so sure they're right."

Edward Kelly aka Ned

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 6
  • Method: Shooting
  • Date of Execution: November 11, 1880 (age 25)
  • Method of Execution: Hanging

Famous Last Words: "Such is life."

Amelia Dyer

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 6 confirmed, 400+ attributed (children)
  • Method: Strangulation
  • Date of Execution: June 10, 1896 (age 58)
  • Method of Execution: Hanging

Famous Last Words: "I have nothing to say."

William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer

  • Crime: Murder/Sodomy/Mayhem
  • Victims: 21-36+
  • Method: Strangulation
  • Date of Execution: February 23, 1996 (age 49)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Famous Last Words: "I would suggest that when a person has a thought of doing anything serious against the law, that before they did that they should go to a quiet place and think about it seriously."

Peter Manuel aka The Beast of Birkenshaw

  • Crime: Murder/Rape
  • Victims: 7-9
  • Method: Shooting
  • Date of Execution: July 11, 1958 (age 31)
  • Method of Execution: Hanging

Famous Last Words: "Turn up the radio and I'll go quietly."

Dr. Marcel Petiot

  • Crime: Murder/Robbery
  • Victims: 27 + (Jews during WWII)
  • Method: Poison (promised safe passage for Jews)
  • Date of Execution: May 25, 1946 (age 49)
  • Method of Execution: Decapitation by guillotine

Famous Last Words: "Gentleman, I have one last piece of advise: Look away. This will not be pretty to see."

James French

  • Crime: Murder
  • Victims: 2 (killed his cellmate after arrest)
  • Method: Killed a motorist after being picked up for hitchhiking/Strangulation
  • Date of Execution: August 10, 1966 (age 30)
  • Method of Execution: Electrocution

Famous Last Words: "How's this for a headline? ‘French Fries'"

Mario Benjamin Murphy

  • Crime: Murder for Hire
  • Victims: 1
  • Method: Steel Pipe/Stabbing
  • Date of Execution: September 17, 1997 (age 25)
  • Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Famous Last Words: "Today is a good day to die. I forgive all of you. I hope God does too."

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