Famous Last Words Of Death Row Convicts


The thought of someone walking to the death chair can send chills through the body. A self- evident awkwardness instills when you think of a serial killer, murderer, or other real-life monster walking to their court mandated death.

Some of the phrases these killers utter right before leaving this world can be quite petrifying, intriguing and weird. Believe us, there’s a large amount of last words that should never be heard from some of these monsters. And yet, some of them have made history.

When you hear some of the stuff these delinquents had to say, you realize that they might actually look like humans and have feelings too. Their behavior, facts and evidence, however, almost always demonstrate otherwise. Some criminals don’t try to rationalize their choices or appeal to feelings; they continue in the vile path that they’ve started on by uttering some of the strangest phrases you’ve ever heard. A few of them even try to be funny. We couldn’t make up some of these quotes even if we tried to.

We look back at some of the most notorious death row convicts’ last words.


“I’d like to give my love to my family and friends”

Theodore Robert Bundy was a famous serial killer

He raped and killed numerous women in the 1970’s in the US

He was executed by electric chair on January 24, 1989


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

Jeffrey Dahmer was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal

He raped and killed 17 men and boys in the 1980s

He was convicted to 16 life sentences in prison but was beaten to death there


“Forgive me, sir, I meant not to do it”

Spoken by Queen of France Marie Antoinette in October 1793

She was beheaded following an unglamorous affair

Her last words were apologizing to the executioner for stepping on his foot


“Where’s my stunt double when you need one?”

Vincent Gutierrez was executed by lethal injection

He had murdered a 40-year-old man during a carjacking

On the death row he said that he was sorry and took responsibility


“How’s this for a headline? French Fries”

James D. French was executed after murdering his cellmate in prison

He raped and killed numerous women in the 1970’s in the US

It was the last execution in the state of Oklahoma.