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Monday, October 20, 2014

Robert Wayne Harris before execution: ‘God bless, and the Texas Rangers’

An ex-con named Robert Wayne Harris was executed on Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme court refused appeals to stall his punishment. The 40-year-old Harris confessed to killing five people 12 years ago at a Dallas-area car wash that fired him. Before receiving lethal injections, Harris told his brother and three friends not to worry and then expressed his love for the Texas Rangers.

“I’m going home. I’m going home,” Harris said according to the Associated Press. “Don’t worry about me. I’ll be alright. God bless, and the Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers.”

I consider myself to be a pretty big sports fan, but I can’t say the last word out of my mouth before receiving a lethal injection would be the name of my favorite team. Harris certainly won’t have his fanhood questioned — here or in the afterlife.

H/T Off the Bench



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