For over 30 years, the state of Texas has been compiling a semi-disturbing database consisting of the “last words” of death row inmates just before the killswitch was pulled.

Just last week, the Lone Star state executed its 500th prisoner, which was documented for the sake of the darkest posterity by having her final words put into a sadistic, online database that serves to keep the flame of a dead man’s criminal legacy alive past the pulse of their ghost.

Here are the last words from the last five inmates executed in Texas:

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  • 500

    Kimberly McCarthy

    Last Words: "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"

    Texas Department of Corrections
  • 499

    Elroy Chester

    Last Words: "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."

    Texas Department of Corrections
  • 498

    Jefferey Williams

    Last Words: "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."

    Texas Department of Corrections
  • 497

    Carroll Parr

    Last Words: "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."

    Texas Department of Corrections
  • 496

    Richard Cobb

    Last Words: "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."

    Texas Department of Corrections