Last Statements 2007 Texas

Carlos Granados 999307 Executed 10th January 2007

Last Statement: 

Yes, Love you mom, love you pop, love you Sara, and Amanda. Um, Cathy you know I never meant to hurt you. I gave you everything and that’s what made me so angry. But I didn’t mean to hurt you. I am sorry. That’s it.

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Johnathan Moore 999216 executed 17th January 2007

Last Statement:

Jennifer, where are you at? I’m sorry, I did not know the man but for a few seconds before I shot him. It was done out of fear, stupidity, and immaturity. It wasn’t until I got locked up and saw the newspaper. I saw his face and his smile and I knew he was a good man. I am sorry for all your family and my disrespect – he deserved better. Sorry Gus. I hope all the best for you and your daughters. I hope you have happiness from here on out. Quit the heroin and methadone. I love you dad, Devin, and Walt. We’re done Warden.

Christopher Swift 999496 executed 30th January 2007

Last Statement:

This offender declined to make a last statement.

James Jackson999272 executed 7th February 2007

Last Statement  

You know, once upon a time diamonds were priceless. I never knew until I ran across my own. I just want Eve to know that. One of these days I’m going to return and get that for myself. Thank you to my family, I love you. Each and every one of you. This is not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter for you and I together forever. I love you all. Remember what I told you Brad. Ms. Irene, God bless you, I love you. See you on the other side. Warden, murder me. Saddam and Gomorrah which is Harris County.

Newton Anderson 999355 executed 22nd February 2007

Last Statement

yes, for all of those that want this to happen, I hope that you get what you want and it makes you feel better and that it gives you some kind of relief. I don’t know what else to say. For those that I have hurt, I hope after a while it gets better. I love you, I love you. I am sorry. That’s it, goodbye. I love you Irene, I love you sis.

Donald Miller 000728 executed 27th February 2007

Last Statement:

This offender declined to make a last statement.

Robert Perez 999322 Executed 6th March 2007

Last Statement:

Yes sir, Ernest, Christopher, Ochente, Mary and Jennifer tell all the kids I love them and never forget. Tell Bobby, Mr. Bear will be dancing for them. Tell Bear not to feel bad. My love always, I love you all. Stay strong Mary, take care of them. I love you too. I am ready Warden.

Joseph Nichols 000709 Executed 7th March 2007

Last Statement:

Profanity directed toward staff.

Charles Nealy 999289 Executed 20th March 2007

Last Statement:

Ya’ll know I love you, you too Ward. You have been a good friend. You are a good investigator. Doug, I thank you for coming from Michigan. Chris and David, I love you. Thank them for their support Doug. Debra, James, I’m not crying so you don’t cry. Don’t be sad for me. I’m going to be with God, Allah, and Momma. I’m gonna ask dad why didn’t give you away at your wedding. Randy Greer, my little brother, I’ll be watching you, stay out of trouble. All my nieces and nephews, I love you all. Sammie, Vincent, and Yolanda, I will be watching over you all. The reason it took them so long is because they couldn’t find a vein. You know how I hate needles – I used to stay in the Doctor’s Office. Tell the guys on Death Row that I’m not wearing a diaper. I can’t think of anything else. You all stay strong. Now you can put this all aside. Don’t bury me in the prison cemetery. Bury me right beside momma. Don’t bury me to the left of dad, bury me on the right side of mom. Kim Schaeffer, you are a evil woman. You broke the law. The judges and courts helped you and you didn’t have all the facts. When you look at the video, you know you can’t see anyone. You overplayed your hand looking for something against me and to cover it up the State is killing me. I’m not mad or bitter though. I’m sad that you are stuck here and have to go through all of this. I am going somewhere better. My time is up. Let me get ready to make my transition. Doug, don’t forget Marcy.

Vincent Gutierrez 999262 Executed 28th March 2007

Last Statement:

I do, I would like to tell everybody that I’m sorry about the situation that happened. My bad – everybody is here because of what happened. I’d like to thank everybody that’s been here through the years. The little kids overseas – they really changed me. Sister Doris, mom, brothers, sister, dad; I love ya’ll. My brother… where’s my stunt double when you need one? My Lord is my life and savior, nothing shall I fear.

Roy Pippin 999170 Executed 29th March 2007

Last Statement:

Yes sir, I charge the people of the jury. Trial Judge, the Prosecutor that cheated to get this conviction. I charge each and every one of you with the murder of an innocent man. All the way to the CCA, Federal Court, 5th Circuit and Supreme Court. You will answer to your Maker when God has found out that you executed an innocent man. May God have mercy on you. My love to my son, my daughter, Nancy, Kathy, Randy, and my future grandchildren. I ask for forgiveness for all of the poison that I brought into the US, the country I love. Please forgive me for my sins. If my murder makes it easier for everyone else let the forgiveness please be a part of the healing. Go ahead Warden, murder me. Jesus take me home.

James Clark 999095 Executed 11th April 2007

Last Statement:

Uh, I don’t know, Um, I don’t know what to say. I don’t know. (pauses) I didn’t know anybody was there.Howdy.

Ryan Dickson 999250 Executed 26thth April 2007

Last Statement:

Yes, Sir I do. I’d like to say I love my mother, brother, sister, grandmother, cousins, and nieces, and my brothers and sisters I have never met. I do apologize to the Surace family. I am responsible for them losing their mother, their father, and their grandmother. I never meant for them to be taken. I am sorry for what I did and I take responsibility for what I did. That is all Warden.

Charles Smith 000953 Executed 16th May 2007

Last Statement:

This offender declined to make a last statement.

Michael Griffith 999176 Executed 6th June 2007

Last Statement:

This offender declined to make a last statement.

Lionell Rodriquez 999002 Executed 20th June 2007

Last Statement

First of all, you have every right to hate me and every right to want to see this. To you and to my family, you don’t deserve to see this. I wasn’t going to apologize by letter, I wanted to apologize face to face. None of this should have happened. It is the right thing to do. I have a good family, just like you are a good family. I hope that any bitterness that you have because of what I did, I hope you can learn to forgive. I asked my family to contact you, because they did no wrong. I am responsible and I am sorry to you all. Thank you all my Jefe (dad), my brothers, Maria and my Grandfather. Thank you, we will see each other again. Thank you, Lord Jesus receive my spirit.

Gilberto Reyes 999352 Executed 21st June 2007

Last Statement:

I love ya’ll and I’m gonna miss ya’ll.

Patrick Knight 999072Executed 26th June 2007

 

Last Statement:

Yes, I do. I thank the Lord for giving me my friends, for getting me the ones I love. Lord reach down and help innocent men on death row. Lee Taylor needs help, Bobby Hines, Steve Woods. Not all of us are innocent, but those are. Cleve Foster needs help. Melyssa, I love you girl. I know I wasn’t going to say anything, but I’ve got to. Jack, Irene, Danny, Doreen, I love you guys. I said I was going to tell a joke. Death has set me free. That’s the biggest joke, I deserve this. And the other joke is I am not Patrick Bryan Knight, and ya’ll can’t stop this execution now. Go ahead, I’m finished. Come on, tell me Lord. I love you Melyssa, take care of that little monster for me.

Lonnie Johnson 999135Executed 24th July 2007

 

Last Statement:

Yes I would. Carrie it’s been a joy and a blessing. Take care, give everybody my regards. I love you, and I’ll see you in eternity. Father take me home. I am ready to go.

Kenneth Parr 999312Executed 15th August 2007

 

Last Statement:

Can ya’ll hear me? Tell my family that I love ya’ll. Joe, Tim, everybody – keep your head up. I love you.

Johnny Conner 999324Executed 22nd August 2007

 

Last Statement:

Could you please tell that lady right there, can I see her, she is not looking at me. I want you to understand something, hold no animosity towards me. I want you to understand please forgive me. When I get to the gates of Heaven I will open my arms for you. Please forgive me, do not worry about what is going to happen. I don’t want you to worry. I don’t want you to suffer, I am not mad at you. Shed no tears for me. Even though you don’t know me, I love you, I love all of ya’ll. I ask ya’ll in your heart to forgive me. To my family, I love all of you. What’s happening now, you are suffering. I didn’t mean to hurt you. Stephanie, Felicia, Carlos and my Father. I love my Father. I want you to understand that life goes on. Continue to live your life and don’t be angry at what is happening to me. This is destiny, this is life. This is something I have to do and I am going to be with my momma and your momma. I want everyone to continue to live your life. Thank you and I love all of you. What is happening to me now is unjust and the system is broken. At the same time I bear witness there is no God but Allah and the Prophet Mohammad. Unto Allah, I belong unto Allah I return. I love you.

Daroyce Mosley 999171Executed 28th August 2007

 

Last Statement:

Yes. I just want to let you all know that I appreciate the love and support over the years. I will see you when you get there. Keep your heads up. To all the fellows on the Row, the same thing. Keep your head up and continue to fight. Same thing to all my pen friends and other friends, I love you all. I can taste it.

John Amador 999160Executed 29th August 2007

 

Last Statement:

God forgive them, God forgive them for they know not what they do. After all these years my people are still lost in hatred and anger. Give them peace God for people seeking revenge towards me. I love you guys, I love you guys. God give them peace. I love you Chiquita. Peace, Freedom, I’m ready.

Tony Roach 999323 Executed 5th September 2007

 

Last Statement:

Yes sir, I do. Go ahead? First of all I want to thank God for the love; thank God for the love from the family and friends that I have. To God I give the glory though the years. I love and care about the Lord. The Lord knows that I prayed for the victim’s family. I know you all probably have bitterness and hate for what I did. There is not a day goes by that I have not prayed for Ronni Dawn Hewitt and Carol Dawson and her daughter who was left behind. I pray to God, the Lord Almighty that like he did for me, he will reach out and help you. I just pray that the Lord takes away your bitterness. There is so much hurt that I have caused you all. On the phone, I talked to my family for two hours. It was hard to see such a big man just break down and cry like a little baby. I hope this will touch your hearts like you have touched mine. I know it is hard for you all. I am to blame for this, I will take that Lord, when I get there. Back in 2003, I want to tell you this. I got down on my knees. The Lord knew my heart. I wanted to kill myself. I spoke to Ms. Ronnie Dawn Hewitt. The next day I received a letter that they had lost a friend to suicide. She said that she forgave me and that was something that I needed to hear. God helped me to forgive myself and move on. I just pray that some day you will find forgiveness in your heart. Know that your loved one is in a good place. I am sorry for what I have done. I cannot agree with this injustice. The Bible says that you shalt not kill, but it also says to obey the government. I am sorry, forgive me. Francis, I love you and thank you for being here. I have no ill will towards anyone carrying out this so called justice. Thank you. I am ready Warden.

Clifford Kimmel 999347 Executed 20th September 2007

 

Last Statement:

This offender declined to make a last statement.

Michael Richard 000890 Executed 25th September 2007

 

Last Statement:

Yes, I would like for my family to take care of each other. I love you Angel, Let’s ride. I guess this is it.

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