Last Statements 2013 Texas


carl blue2

Last Statement:

Hey mom and pop. I love ya’ll, all of you people in there. You know, ya’ll have to come together, you too Terrella. Ya’ll work on that. We all have to stand before God at the end of the day. Don’t ever think you’re perfect, none of us are perfect. God is the only one that is perfect. Jesus is perfect. I did wrong, now I am paying the ultimate price, even though it’s a crooked way. I don’t hate ya’ll. Don’t judge, I’m not judging. God has to judge those people. I forgive. Always remember, Romans 12:19 is for real, hell is for real. If ya’ll don’t have your life right, get it right. We all have to die to get to heaven. Get your life right with Christ; it’s coming to an end. I’m talking to each and every soul in this building, in this room. I don’t hate nobody, you’re doing what you think is your job. God’s law is above this law. Hang on. Cowboy up, I’m fixing to ride. Jesus is my ride. Tell my babies daddy will look down on them. Put a “C” in his name for Carl. Tell my boys and tell Tracy to keep on keeping on. Love one another, go to church, change your life for Christ, live your life for Christ. All right, Warden. Terella, I feel it babe, love.



ricky lewis

Last Statement

Ms. Connie Hilton, I’m sorry for what happened to you. If I hadn’t raped you, then you wouldn’t have lived. If you look at the transcripts, I didn’t kill Mr. Newman and I didn’t rob your house. There are two people still alive. I was just there. When I saw you in the truck driving away, I could have killed you but I didn’t. I’m not a killer. My momma was abused. I’m sorry for what you’ve gone through. It wasn’t me that harmed and stole all of your stuff. If you look at the transcripts you will see. I ask the good Lord to forgive me. I love ya’ll; Sheena, my sister, momma, and daddy. Ya’ll pray for me, keep up the fight. Get the transcripts, let the truth come out so that I do not die in vain. I thank the Lord for the man I am today. I have done all I can to better myself, to learn to read and write. Take me to my King. I love ya’ll and thank you for the love you gave me. I respect all of ya’ll. Ms. Hilton. Ok. Let me rest. It’s burning.


Ronnie Threadgill 999424 EXECUTED 16th April 2013

ronnie threadgill

Last Statement

To my loved ones and dear friends, I love ya’ll and appreciate ya’ll for being there. I am going to a better place. To all the guys back on the row, keep your heads up, keep up the fight. I am ready. Let’s go.


Richard Cobb 999467 Executed 25th April 2013

richard cobb

Last Statement:

Life is death, death is life. I hope that someday this absurdity that humanity has come to will come to and an end. Life is too short. I hope that anyone that has negative energy towards me will resolve that. Life is too short to harbor feelings of hatred and anger. That’s it.


Carroll Parr 999479 Executed 7th May 2013

carroll parr

Last Statement

First of all; Shonna talk to your brother. He’ll tell you the truth about what happened to your husband. I told Bubba to tell you what happened. Now, my statement to the world: I am in the midst of truth. I am good, I am straight, don’t trip. To all my partners, tell them I said like Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back.” These eyes will close, but they will be opened again, my understanding of God is, Jesus has got me through. To my family, I love ya’ll.


Jefferey Williams 999350 Executed 15th May 2013

jefferey williams

              Last Statement

You clown police. You gonna stop with all that killing all these kids. You’re gonna stop killing innocent kids, murdering young kids. When I kill one or pop one, ya’ll want to kill me. God has a plan for everything. You hear? I love everyone that loves me. I ain’t got no love for anyone that don’t love me.




last statement

I just want to say I don’t want you to have hate in your heart for me, because I took your loved one. I know it doesn’t mean anything; I told the truth because I feel like you should know who killed your loved one. God watches everything. Don’t hate me, if you do, you’ll have to deal with Him later. For me, live your life but don’t hate me. I’m sorry for taking your loved one.

Ms. Suzy, Susan, thank you for fighting for me in the courts. Thank you for supporting me for all these years. Elroy Chester wasn’t a bad man, I knew me. A lot of people say I didn’t commit those murders, I really did it.

That’s my statement. Warden, you can go ahead. 


Kimberly McCarthy 999287 Executed 26th June 2013

kimberly mccarthy

Last Statement

I just wanted to say thanks to all who have supported me over the years: Reverend Campbell, for my spiritual guidance; Aaron, the father of Darrian, my son; and Maurie, my attorney. Thank you everybody. This is not a loss, this is a win. You know where I am going. I am going home to be with Jesus. Keep the faith. I love ya’ll. Thank you, Chaplain.


JOHN QUINTANILLA  999491  Executed 16th July 2013


Last Statement

Yes, I would like to tell my wife that I love her and thank her for all the years of happiness. That will be all, Warden.



VAUGHN ROSS  999429  Executed 18th July 2013


last statement

Yes, I want to thank my family for supporting me through this. I love ya’ll. I don’t fear death. I’m fine, I’m OK. To my friends and my loved ones, Miriam, I love you, thanks for being here for me. This is what it is. I know this is hard for ya’ll, but we are going to have to go through it. We know the lies they told in court. We know it’s not true. I want you to be strong and keep going.


DOUGLAS FELDMAN  999326  Executed 31st  July 2013

doug feldman

Last Statement

I hereby declare, Robert Steven Everett and Nicholas Velasquez, guilty of crimes against me, Douglas Alan Feldman. Either by fact or by proxy, I find them both guilty. I hereby sentence both of them to death, which I carried out in August 1998. As of that time, the State of Texas has been holding me illegally in confinement and by force for 15 years. I hereby protest my pending execution and demand immediate relief.


ROBERT GARZA 999466 Executed 19th September 2013

robert garza

last statement

I want to thank all of my family and friends for supporting me. I love you and I’m glad that ya’ll are by my side through this whole thing. I know it’s hard for ya’ll. I love you Jennifer, mom, Jaime, Cory, David. Thank God for you being there for me. It’s not easy, this is a release. Ya’ll finally get to move on with your lives. Take care of my kids and stay strong, life has to go on. We’ve all lost grandpas, brothers, and sisters. Support and love each other. Don’t fight with each other. I love you.


Arturo Diaz 999345. Executed 26th September 2013


Last Statement

I don’t know if you remember back in 2000, you were happy the way it happened. You were looking for me yourself and would have taken care of me yourself. I am glad it happened this way. I wouldn’t want to see you in my shoes. You would have probably been here, not me. I wouldn’t wish this on you. I hope this can bring some relief to you and your family. I have no hate for you.

(In Spanish): Grandmother, Lilia, and Robert; have hope for me. I am with God. Thanks for being with me and all of your love. Mom, take care of my daughter. Many kisses, Mom.

Robert don’t forget what I told you, I hope that this serves as an example for the youngsters. Think about it before you make a bad decision.

Let’s go, Warden. I’m ready.


MICHAEL YOWELL 999334 Executed 9th October 2013

michael yowell

Last Statement

I love you. To Gerald: you’re a zero. I love you Mandy, Tiffany. I love you, too.


JAMIE McCOSKEY 999053  Executed 12th November 2013

jamie mccoskey

Last Statement:

The best time in my life is during this period. If I had to do again, I would not change a thing. I have been touched by an angel’s wings. If I had it to do again, I would change Dwyer’s parents suffering, because I know they are. I know that is not going to eliminate the pain, because I have a child. God, I want to say something so bad. I appreciate the people that helped me out. I appreciate the people that helped me out, and uh, know that I love you, Angel and your family and all the people that helped me out. And if this takes the pain away, so be it. I love you. I’m ready to go.


Jerry Martin 999552 EXECUTED 3rd December

jerry martin executed

last statement

I would like to tell the Canfield family I’m sorry; sorry for your loss. I wish I could take it back, but I can’t. I hope this gives you closure. I did not murder your loved one, it was an accident. I didn’t mean for it to happen. I take full responsibility.

To my family, we’ve talked earlier and you know I’m at peace. God is the ultimate judge, he knows what happened. We talked earlier. I love all of y’all. I’m ready Warden.