No matter how depraved a criminal is, or how little mercy was shown to victims, there’s always that dramatic last opportunity before execution to ask for forgiveness, pray to a deity, or say good-bye to loved ones. But what some of them choose to say may surprise you!
Here, CrimeFeed has rounded up the famous last words of 10 of the worst killers and criminals the world has ever known.10. Ted Bundy
Responsible for kidnapping, raping, and killing more than 100 victims.
“I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”
Convicted of killing nine people and drinking their blood.
“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.”
Sexually molested and killed 52 women and children.
7. Aileen Wuornos
“Don’t blow my brains out! The Japanese want to buy them!”
Killed six men while working as a prostitute.
“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 mother ship and all, I’ll be back.”
6. James D. French
Killed cellmate to get death penalty, originally behind bars for murder and kidnapping.
5. Carl Panzram
“Hey fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? ‘French Fries’!”
Killed at least 21 victims and raped over 1,000 men.
“Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill 10 men while you’re fooling around.”
The number of killings is unclear, but he eventually was hanged for his role in a train robbery.
3. Israel Keyes
“I’ll be in Hell before you start breakfast, boys. Let her rip.”
Allegedly killed eight people before his death.
“… open your trembling flowers, or your petals I’ll crush.”
Confessed to killing nine victims, responsible for up to 15 murders.
1. John Wayne Gacy
“… I know I allowed the Devil to rule my life … I deserve what I am getting.”
Killed 33 boys and young men.
“Kiss my ass!”
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Main photo: John Wayne Gacy mug shot [Des Plaines Police Department]