I want to give all the praise to God
and thank him for all that he done for me. With this let all debts be paid that I owed - real
. The slate is wiped clean
, all marked erased other than that there is no justice
. That's not justice. Praise the Lord
. Glory to Jesus Christ
. Praise the Lord God.
Roberson, Brian 08/09/2000 Black
Since I have already said all I need to say to all my loved ones, I'm not going to say anything to y'all at this time. Y'all know I love you and y'all know where we're at. I will see y'all when you get there. So this is my statement. To all of the racist white folks in America that hate black folks and to all of the black folks in America that hate themselves: the infamous words of my famous legendary brother, Matt Turner, "Y'all kiss my black ass."
Let's do it.
Foster, Richard 05/24/2000 White
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. So for the life for which I live now in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. I love you, Annie. You have been the best friend I have ever had in the world. I'll see you when you get there, okay?
I am ready, Warden.
Brooks, Jr. Charlie 12/07/1982 Black
I, at this very moment, have absolutely no fear of what may happen to this body. My fear is for Allah, God only, who has at this moment the only power to determine if I should live or die...As a devout Muslim, I am taught and believe that this material life is only for the express purpose of preparing oneself for the real life that is to come...Since becoming Muslim, I have tried to live as Allah wanted me to live.
Yes, I do.
I love you.
Asdadu an la ilah illa Allah,
Asdadu an la ilah illa Allah,
Asdadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allah,
Asdadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allah.
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
Inna li-Allah wa-inna ilayhi rajiun.
Verily unto Allah do we belong, Verily unto him do we return.
I want to express my feelings
regarding the mishap
of the deceased Mrs. Iris Siff
. That was a very unfortunate incident
and only God knows why it was an unintentional situation
that took place. I want to express my remorse to the family
and the discomfort
I caused in their lives. Only God
will determine if I am truly guilty or innocent of being the type of person I have been drawn up to be by the press
. I have given my wife the power and energy to be a disciple of Islam
. I rescued her from a wretched life in Ireland
. I thank Allah
for sending her to me. Certainly murder
cannot be an instrument of Allah
. My wife is very devoted.
Behringer, Earl 06/11/1997 White
It’s a good day to die. I walked in here like a man and I am leaving here like a man. I had a good life. I have known the love of a good woman, my wife. I have a good family. My grandmother is the pillar of the community. I love and cherish my friends and family. Thank you for your love.
To the Hancock family, I am sorry for the pain I caused you. If my death gives you any peace, so be it.
I want my friends to know it is not the way to die, but I belong to Jesus Christ. I confess my sins. I have…
Massey, Jason 04/03/2001 White
Yes, first I would like to speak to the victims' family. First of all, I would like to say that I do not know any of y'all and that is unfortunate, because I would like to apologize to each and every one of you individually. I can't imagine what I have taken from y'all, but I do want to apologize and I want to let you know that I did do it. You guys know that I am guilty and I am sorry for what I have done. I apologize and I know that you may not be able to forgive me and I know that may not be able to forgive me in this life and in this world, but I hope sometime in the future you will be able to find it in you to forgive me. And I want you to know that Christina, she did not suffer as much as you think she did. I promise you that. I give you my word. I know you guys want to know where the rest of her remains are. I put her remains in the Trinity River. I have said that since I have come to death row. I want to apologize to you again. I hope sometime in the future you can forgive me.
Okay, now I want to speak to my mom and my family...
If I lie here today where I lie, I can say in the face of death, Jesus is Lord. He has changed my life and I know that when I leave this body, I am going home to be with the Lord forever. That is all I want to say. I love y'all and I won't say goodbye, I will say I will see you again. I love you,
Tonight I dance on the streets of gold. Let those without sin cast the first stone.
Kelly, Carl 08/20/1993 Black
I’m an African warrior, born to breathe, and born to die.
From the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website. It's a really good site, with lots of information
about death row, inmates recored, rap sheets etc. http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/