24 Unnerving Last Words From Some Of The Most Depraved, Disturbing Serial Killers Who Ever Existed

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Ted Bundy — January 24, 1989

Body Count: 30–36+

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


Peter Manuel — July 11, 1958

Body Count: 7-9

“Turn up the radio and I’ll go quietly.”


Aileen Wuornos — October 9, 2002

Body Count: 7

“I’ll be back.”


Kenneth McDuff — November 17, 1998

Body Count: 9-14+

“I am ready to be released. Release me.”


Carroll Cole — December 6, 1985

Body Count: 16

“It’s all right.”


Angel Resendiz — June 27, 2006

Body Count: 14+

“I deserve what I am getting.”


Fritz Haarmann — April 15, 1925

Body Count: 24-27+

“I repent, but I do not fear death.”


John Wayne Gacy — May 10, 1994

Body Count: 33–34

“Kiss my ass.”


Marcel Petiot — May 25, 1946

Body Count: 27+

“Gentlemen, I have one last piece of advice: look away. This will not be pretty to see.”


Peter Kürten — July 2, 1931

Body Count: 9+

“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.”


Carl Panzram — September 5, 1930

Body Count: 5–22

“Yes, hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could kill a dozen men while you’re screwing around!”


Timothy McVeigh — June 11, 2001

Body Count: 168

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”


Amelia Dyer — June 10, 1896

Body Count: 200-400+ (6 confirmed)

“I have nothing to say.”


H. H. Holmes — May 7, 1896

Body Count: 9–200 (9 confirmed)

“Take your time. Don’t bungle it.”


James Allen Red Dog — March 4, 1993

Body Count: 5

“I’m going home, babe.”


Steven Timothy Judy — March 9, 1981

Body Count: 4

“This is my doing. Sorry it happened.”


Albert Fish — January 16, 1936

Body Count: 3–9+

“I don’t even know why I’m here.”


John George Haigh — August 10, 1949

Body Count: 6–9

“Now I must leave you.”


Israel Keyes — December 2, 2012

Body Count: 3–8+

“Okay, talk is over, words are placid and weak. Back it with action or it all comes off cheap. Watch close while I work now, feel the electric shock of my touch, open your trembling flower, or your petals I’ll crush.”


Donald Henry Gaskins — September 6, 1991

Body Count: 9

“I’m ready to go.”


Andrei Chikatilo — October 16, 1936

Body Count: 52–56+

“Don’t blow my brains out! The Japanese want to buy them!”


Thomas Grasso — March 20, 1995

Body Count: 2

“I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”


Sean Flanagan — June 23, 1989

Body Count: 2

[to the executioner] “I love you.”


Jeffrey Dahmer — November 28, 1994

Body Count: 17

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

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