This week in 1998

June 22nd, 2013 by admin

“Lord Jesus Christ, son of Almighty God, [have] mercy on me as a sinner, forgive me of my sins. I would like to offer up my death for the conversion of sinners on Death Row. Lord Jesus, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

— Clifford Boggess, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Texas.
Executed June 11, 1998

Boggess, an artist and pianist, was also a clinical psychopath and a two-time murderer. His story, final days, and execution were covered extensively by Frontline reporter Alan Austin in the documentary “The Execution.” Before his death, Boggess wrote about his final moments and last words in a diary entry: “When the time of my execution is finally here, will I face death with strength and dignity, unwavering in my faith in God and in Jesus Christ as my savior? Will God strengthen me in that hour of need? Will the Spirit give me the words to say which will make the end of my earthly life a powerful witness for God’s son?”

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