23 Executed Criminals Who Spoke Some Immortal Last Words

From notorious serial killers to possible wrongful convictions, these are the most memorable last words of executed criminals from around the world.

Some break down and beg for their lives. Some remain stubbornly hardened and brutal to the end. Some make no sense at all. Whichever way they go, there’s always someone on hand to record the last words of executed criminals. See the bizarre mix of terrifying, witty and poignant in the (very final) quotes below:

Thomas Grasso Mugshot

Thomas Grasso

In 1990, Thomas J. Grasso was convicted of strangling 87-year-old Hilda Johnson with her Christmas tree lights. Six months later, he strangled Leslie Holtz, an 81-year-old man, with an electrical cord.

He was executed by lethal injection on March 20, 1995. He had requested SpaghettiOs as part of his last meal, but received spaghetti and meatballs instead.