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The Last Words Spoken by Timothy McVeigh Before Being Executed


Timothy McVeigh

Timothy McVeigh

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Convicted criminal/terrorist Timothy McVeigh had no final words before being executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001 in Indiana. McVeigh did leave a handwritten statement quoting a poem by British poet William Ernest Henley. The poem ends with the lines

"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."

Timothy McVeigh is best known as the Oklahoma City bomber and was convicted of setting the bomb which killed 149 adults and 19 children at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 19, 1995.

McVeigh admitted to investigators after his capture, that he was angry at the federal government for the way they treated white separatist Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, Idaho in 1992 and with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas, in 1993.

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