Last Words Of Death Row Inmates

February 19, 2015 | 4 Comments » | Topics: TRUTH

Miguel Angel Paredes

Summary of Incident

On 09/17/2000 in San Antonio, Paredes and two co-defendants shot and killed three victims with a handgun and a shotgun. The victims were an adult Hispanic male, an adult Hispanic female, and an adult white male. Paredes and the co-defendants took the bodies of the victims to Frio County, where they dumped the bodies and set them on fire.

Last Statement

To the victim’s family, I want you to know that I hope you let go of all of the hate because of all my actions.  I came in as a lion and I come as peaceful as a lamb.  I’m at peace.  I hope society sees who else they are hurting with this.  To my loved ones, I hope both victims find in their hearts to forgive me, and I have forgave everyone and I love everyone, pray for my soul and I forgive myself.  I love y’all and I’ll be waiting for y’all, my brother take care of my family.  Take care of my girl, my mom, my sons and all of my loved ones.  Brother Wayne and Brother Joe, thank y’all.  Jorge don’t give up on Luis, I’ll be listening.  Thank you for everything.  Father I commend my soul, please take care and watch everybody I leave behind.  I am ready Warden.  Father please accept my soul.  I am sorry, I love y’all, I am always going to be with you.  I love y’all, I love y’all. I love you Father, I love you Father, I love you Savior.



Robert Charles Ladd

Summary of Incident 

On September 25, 1996, in Tyler, Ladd robbed and murdered a 38 year old female. The victim was beaten to death with a hammer inside her home and her body set on fire. Prior to her death, the victim’s legs and wrist had been bound by a cord. Several items were stolen from her residence following the murder, including electronic items, kitchen appliances, jewelry and food.

Last Statement:

Joanna I really love and care about her, I appreciate her.  There is a drawing that I forgot to tell you about, send it to Stacy.  Art, I appreciate you.  Joanna, tell my family I love them all.  Trix I love you too. 

Teresa I am really sorry, please don’t have hate in your heart.  I really feel like this.  I hope you can find peace in your heart and happiness.  A revenge death won’t get you anything.  Joanna, I love you.  Let’s ride.


Ramiro Hernandez

Summary of Incident 

On 10/15/1997, during the nighttime, in Kerrville, Texas, Hernandez was working as a hired hand for a 49-year old white male. Hernandez broke into the victim’s residence and beat the him to death with a metal bar. Hernandez then tied up the victim’s wife and raped her 

Last Statement:

Yes, sir. First I would like to thank God for letting me see my family. I say this with love, I’m sorry. I say this for my family with love and with God, I love you. I’m happy, and I would like to say on behalf of my family, I love y’all. I am happy. I look into my family’s eyes, and I see sadness. Don’t be sad, I’m happy. I am sorry for what I have done. Be mindful that I am happy till the end. To the family of my boss, I love you. Young people, listen to your parents; always do what they tell you to do, go to school, learn from your mistakes. Be careful before you sign anything with your name. Never, despite what other people say. God is with y’all. God is the only witness that knows what happened that night. I, Ramiro Hernandez, say this with lots of love to young people, listen to your parents please. Live your life to the fullest, you only live your life once. To the prison system, I would like to thank y’all. Thanks to the officers and to the warden that are going to witness this. I say this with a lot of love and happiness. I have no pain and no guilt. All I have is love. Love will win. Thank you God, I am going with you. 


Ray Jaspers

Summary of Incident 

On 11/29/98, Jasper and two co-defendants were responsible for the death of a 33-year old white male, which took place during a robbery. The victim was a musical engineer who owned a recording studio in San Antonio. Jasper had created his own record label and had his own rap group. Jasper went to the recording studio of the victim. He walked up behind the victim and grabbed him by the hair and slit his throat. The victim was then stabbed to death. Jasper covered the victim with a black sheet in order to "not have to look at him." Jasper then began loading vehicles with the equipment inside the studio, estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $30,000. Jasper and his codefendants made several trips taking the property from the studio, and upon returning to the scene of the crime, he was observed to be suspicious, and eventually apprehended by police.

Last Statement:

(Written statement) 
I just want to make a statement to all my friends, family, and supporters. Thank you all for the love. To the Christian hip-hop community, all the positive brothers I’ve done time with. To all the people that took the time to write a letter. Thank you.
To my family, we are one. To my beautiful daughter, the best thing that ever happened to me. I love you endlessly. I am you and you are me forever.
Lastly to God himself….Thank you being a gracious friend to me. I love you with all my heart, mind, strength, in Jesus name.

(Spoken statement)
I want to say to my family, please take care of each other, stay strong and faithful to God. I thank everyone for supporting me. Christine, I love you. To my daughter: baby, be strong, be positive, have a great life. You know what you meant to me, and I love you. Stay faithful to the Lord. Daughter, I love you, I love you, I love you. May the Lord God almighty in heaven, Jesus Christ see my spirit. Amen. 


Arturo Diaz

Summary of Incident 

On 04/03/99, in the nighttime, in McAllen, Texas, Diaz and one co-defendant, murdered one male by stabbing him 94 times in the upper chest with a knife at the victim’s apartment and stabbed another male, who was also at the apartment, two times in the face. Diaz and the co-defendant went to the apartment trying looking for drugs and also intended to rob the victim. Diaz and the co-defendant robbed the victim of an unknown amount of money and fled the scene by vehicle.

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.


Robert Garza

Summary of Incident

On 09/05/2003, in Hidalgo County, Texas, Garza and co-defendants killed four Hispanic females by firing into the victims’ car. It was later discovered that Garza and his co-defendants were members of the Tri City Bomber Gang, carrying out orders to murder one of the females who was a witness to their weapons activity.

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.


Douglas Alan Feldman

Summary of Incident 

On 08/24/98, during the nighttime, in Plano, Texas, Feldman fatally shot a male driver as he was driving an 18-wheel truck. Witnesses observed Feldman ride up beside the truck on a motorcycle and fire multiple shots into the cab of the truck, dropping back and again returning and firing additional shots into the cab of the truck. Reports indicate that a total of 12 shots were fired into the truck resulting in the death of driver. Approximately 30 minutes later, in Dallas, Texas, Feldman rode up beside a parked 18-wheel truck and fatally shot a male victim. Four shots were fired on this occasion, resulting in the death of the victim. On 08/23/98, approximately 9 shots were fired into the Central Volkswagen Dealership in Richardson, Texas, breaking windows and other items. On 09/05/98, a victim received 2 gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a restaurant in Dallas, Texas. Ballistics reports verified that all of the attacks were performed by the same 9-millimeter weapon that Feldman possessed.

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.

Elroy Chester

Summary of Incident 

On February 6, 1998, in Port Arthur, Chester broke into the residence of Kim Ryman Deleon. Chester raped her 14 year old and 16 year old daughters. Willie Ryman III (uncle to the girls) entered the home and was shot and killed by Chester. Chester took jewelry from the home and fled the scene. While in police custody, Chester confessed to this crime, two other murders, and three attempts to commit capital murder. Chester stated that he committed these offenses because he was out his mind "with hate for white people" due to a disagreement with a white staff member over a disciplinary report during a previous TDCJ incarceration.

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.


Jose Luis Villegas Jr.

Summary of Incident

On 1/22/2001, Villegas fatally stabbed three victims. A 24 year old Hispanic female was stabbed 32 times. Her 3 year old Hispanic male son was stabbed 19 times and her 51 year old Hispanic mother was stabbed 35 times. Villegas took the television and a vehicle from the home.

Last Statement:

(Written statement) 
I always said that if I even get to this point, I would have already said everything that needed to be said to all of those who I love and have been with me throughout this whole journey. Today, I realized that I can never say everything that needed to be said, because there is still so much that needs to be said. First of all, I love you. My children, my friends, and all my brothers who have shared this experience with me on the row and who continue to experience this without me, keep your heads up. I love all of you. Secondly, I am ok. I have peace in my heart and ready for the next journey. I’m really ok. Last but not least, to my true brother in life, Crazy J, I love you, man. You and Bella have been the best. I’m sorry I couldn’t talk with you before all of this, but you know me…You are my bro. I love you. I’m ok. My babies, remember what I said. We’ll be together soon. I love all of you. John 14:27.

(Spoken statement)
Yes, I left a written statement. I do have a verbal statement. I would like to remind my children once again, I love them. Crazy J, I forgot to write a list. Everything is ok. I love you all, and I love my children. I am at peace. John 14:27. I am done, Warden. 


Karl Chamerblain

Summary of Incident

On 08/02/91 in Dallas, Texas the subject fatally shot the victim, a 30-year old white female. Chamberlain was a resident of the same apartment complex and had gone to the victim’s apartment under the pretense of borrowing sugar. Chamberlain left the apartment and return minutes later with duct tape and a rifle. Chamberlain entered the apartment, displayed the weapon to the victim, and forced the victim into a bedroom. Chamberlain taped her hands and feet, and sexually assaulted her. Chamberlain took the victim into the bathroom and shot her one time in the head with a .30 caliber rifle, causing her death. Chamberlain left the apartment and returned to his own apartment.

Last Statement:

I want you all to know, everyone with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. Thank you for being here today to honor Falicia Prechtl, whom I didn’t even know. To celebrate my death. My death began on August 2, 1991 and continued when I began to see the beautiful and innocent life that I had taken. I am so terribly sorry. I wish I could die more than once to tell you how sorry I am. I have said in interviews, if you want to hurt me and choke me, that’s how terrible I felt before this crime. I am sorry, it is her innocence and her life which began the remorse every since December 1, 1991. I have embraced life. Thank you for being a part of my life. I love you. May God be with us all. May God have mercy on us all. I am ready. Please do not hate anybody because…….(end of statement)


Texas Department Of Criminal Justice


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  • ProjectThor

    To paraphrase G.W. “Don’t come to Texas and kill somebody…we’ll kill you for it.”

  • daniel

    Good riddance, fucking bastards. They deserved death!

  • SeaFox

    It was all still- “me me me me me me I me my”! We are glad you are all dead!

  • MRm_mcreedy

    funny they all find god just as he’s about to detour their arses to hell.