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Morning Mail: Condemned man yells ‘Go Cowboys!’ after lethal injection

Mar 29, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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A man named Jesse Joe Hernandez was executed in Texas on Wednesday, and among his last words were a shout-out to his favorite football team. Not welcome news for Jerry Jones, I would imagine. From NBC-Dallas Fort Worth:

Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja 11 years ago.

“God bless everybody. Continue to walk with God,” the 47-year-old Hernandez said. Moments later, he shouted “Go Cowboys!” in honor of his favorite football team.

This isn’t the first time that a condemned man has departed this realm while thinking of his favorite NFL team. It happened twice in 2007 — Robert Comer yelled “Go Raiders!” following his lethal injection, and a few months earlier, just before he was executed, James Filiaggi said that he would “use magic” to get the Cleveland Browns to the Super Bowl.

Well, that was a cheery way to start a Thursday. More sour milk for your cereal?


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  1. l0yalr0yal - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Hernandez was in jail for raping and murdering a 10-year old. I’m sure Jerry Jones loves the free publicity.

  2. sasquash20 - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    And people say Eagles fans are horrible

  3. eugenesaxe - Mar 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Now I need to find a new team to root for.