Convicted Killer Yells “Go Cowboys!” During Execution
A Texas man convicted of killing a 10-month-old boy was executed Wednesday night, but not before giving a shout out to his favorite NFL team.
Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja 11 years ago.
“God bless everybody. Continue to walk with God,” the 47-year-old Hernandez said. Moments later, he shouted “Go Cowboys!” in honor of his favorite football team.
As the drugs took effect, the condemned man repeated his appreciation for those he knew who had gathered to witness the execution. “Love y’all, man,” Hernandez said. “… Thank you. I can feel it, taste it. It’s not bad.”
He took about 10 deep breaths, which grew progressively weaker until he was no longer moving. Ten minutes later, at 6:18 p.m. CDT, he was pronounced dead.
Somewhere, we’re pretty sure Jerry Jones was smiling.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened either. In 2007, Robert Charles Comer was executed in Arizona. When asked if he had any last words, he replied, “Yes. Go Raiders.”
(Via Busted Coverage)