Sex Offender Before Execution: 'Go Cowboys!'

By: CBS
By: CBS
Convicted child sex offender and murderer Jesse Joe Hernandez took his love for "America

AP/Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Convicted child sex offender and murderer Jesse Joe Hernandez took his love for "America's Team" literally to the grave.

Before receiving his lethal injection Wednesday, Hernandez "blessed" the audience attending the execution and then shouted "Go Cowboys!" according to the Associated Press.

As the drugs took hold, he again thanked the viewing gallery and said, "I can feel it, taste it. It's not bad."

Hernandez's execution, the fourth this year in Texas, was carried out after he was convicted in the beating death of 10-month-old Karlos Borja, whom he was baby-sitting in Dallas 11 years ago. Borja's 4-year-old sister was also found with similar injuries but survived. Hernandez was already a convicted child sex offender at the time of the incident.

While there are no complete records on this, Hernandez is far from alone in invoking his favorite sports team just before being executed by the state.

In October, 2010, convicted murderer Jeffrey Landrigan was executed in Arizona for an apparent robbery-turned-killing. A prison official said Landrigan's final words were, "Boomer Sooner."

Landrigan, though executed in Arizona, hailed from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and was a big fan of the Sooners.


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  • by john Location: pueblo on Apr 1, 2012 at 08:38 AM
    I'll agree with the part regarding Jones. Both Jones and Davis played football. May be the case that old jocks don't make the best owners. In fact, those two have been the worst owners. And what has Magic got to do with baseball and the Dodgers? I thought it was a nice touch that Mr. Hernandez blessed those attending his execution.
  • by LedHed Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 30, 2012 at 05:51 PM
    A perfect representative of Cowgurls fans. Jerry Jones-worst owner in the league now that Al Davis is pushing daisies-will try to bury this, and since the Gurls have been irrelevant for years (how's that Romo thing working for ya'?), this brands your squad as increasingly laughable and pathetic. "America's Team"? Only if you support losers and ComCor candidates. And here's where I'll open this up for flaming rebuttals: Go Steelers!!!
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