This week in 1993

March 5th, 2015 by admin

“I would like to tell young kids who might read this that drinking and hanging with the wrong people will get you where I am sitting right here.”

— Robert Sawyer, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Louisiana.
Executed March 6, 1993

Sawyer was the first person executed by injection in Louisiana, after he and an accomplice were convicted in the murder of a babysitter. She died a couple of months after Sawyer and another man beat, raped, and poured scalding water on her before lighting her on fire. His lawyers claimed he had an IQ of 68. Some sources that he also said, “I’m sorry for any hurt and pain they say I caused. I have no hard feelings toward anyone. I just want my sister, my brother-in-law, my son, all of my family to know that I love them and I’ll be waiting on them in heaven.”

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