Wednesday, March 04, 2015

"Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you're fooling around."

Last Words of Carl Panzram, spoken to the hangman who asked if there were any Last Words he wanted to say. Panzram (1891-1930), was an American serial killer. Murdered 21 people. Executed by hanging in Leavenworth, Kansas, at age 39. The movie Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996) is based on his final years.

from Last Words of Notable People, compiled by William B. Brahms (New Jersey, 2010).

original source: Bloodletters and Badmen: A Narrative Encyclopedia of American Crime from the Pilgrims to the Present by Jay Robert Nash (New York, 1973).

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