Tookie's Long Goodbye

Timeline of an execution, quote by quote


See also:
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  • December 13, 2005—Stanley Tookie Williams dies in California’s San Quentin Prison after receiving a lethal injection. He was 51 years old. According to the Los Angeles Times, he told friends he wasn't afraid of death. Witnesses to the killing told the paper it took 10 minutes to locate a vein, and that among his last words were these: "Still can't find it?"

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