Friday, February 6, 2015

Donald Newbury #999403; February 4, 2015



That each new indignity defeats only the body. Pampering the spirit with obscure merit. I love you all, that's it.


Offender information

For additional information, please see this Associated Press article as well as the previous Lost Words entries of Michael Rodriguez and George Rivaz, other members of the notorious gang of escaped convicts that came to be known as The Texas Seven.




Monday, February 2, 2015

Robert Ladd #999237; January 29, 2015



Joanna I really love and care about her, I appreciate her.  There is a drawing that I forgot to tell you about, send it to Stacy.  Art, I appreciate you.  Joanna, tell my family I love them all.  Trix I love you too. 

Teresa I am really sorry, please don’t have hate in your heart.  I really feel like this.  I hope you can find peace in your heart and happiness.  A revenge death won’t get you anything.  Joanna, I love you.  Let’s ride.



For additional information, please see this Associated Press article


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Miguel Angel Paredes, #999400; October 28, 2014


To the victim’s family, I want you to know that I hope you let go of all of the hate because of all my actions.  I came in as a lion and I come as peaceful as a lamb.  I’m at peace.  I hope society sees who else they are hurting with this.  To my loved ones, I hope both victims find in their hearts to forgive me, and I have forgave everyone and I love everyone, pray for my soul and I forgive myself.  I love y’all and I’ll be waiting for y’all, my brother take care of my family.  Take care of my girl, my mom, my sons and all of my loved ones.  Brother Wayne and Brother Joe, thank y’all.  Jorge don’t give up on Luis, I’ll be listening.  Thank you for everything.  Father I commend my soul, please take care and watch everybody I leave behind.  I am ready Warden.  Father please accept my soul.  I am sorry, I love y’all, I am always going to be with you.  I love y’all, I love y’all. I love you Father, I love you Father, I love you Savior.


Offender information

For additional information, please see this Associated Press article




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lisa Coleman, #999511; September 17, 2014



I just want to tell my family I love them; my son, I love him. The girls on the row, I love them and keep their heads up. Tell Darlie I love her, hand in hand. God bless y'all. I'm alright. Tell them I finished strong. I love y'all. I'm done. I love you, Richie. I love you. Thank you, Brad and John, all of y'all. God is good. I love you, Auntie. I'm done.


Offender information

For additional information, please see this Associated Press article



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Willie Trotter, #999085; September 10, 2014



Nesha, I love you. I hope this brings you some closure. Titus, if his kids are out there, I'm sorry for your dad. Shan, Charlotte, Baisey, I love you. T.T., I love you. Stay strong.

Michelle, Tammy, Damen, I'm going home. Lawrence, I love you. I am going home to be with the Lord. Find it in your hearts to forgive me. I'm sorry, stay strong. Jesus, take me home.



For additional information, please see this Associated Press article



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jose Villegas, #999417; April 16, 2014


(Written statement)
I always said that if I even get to this point, I would have already said everything that needed to be said to all of those who I love and have been with me throughout this whole journey. Today, I realized that I can never say everything that needed to be said, because there is still so much that needs to be said. First of all, I love you. My children, my friends, and all my brothers who have shared this experience with me on the row and who continue to experience this without me, keep your heads up. I love all of you. Secondly, I am ok. I have peace in my heart and ready for the next journey. I'm really ok. Last but not least, to my true brother in life, Crazy J, I love you, man. You and Bella have been the best. I'm sorry I couldn't talk with you before all of this, but you know me...You are my bro. I love you. I'm ok. My babies, remember what I said. We'll be together soon. I love all of you. John 14:27.

(Spoken statement)
Yes, I left a written statement. I do have a verbal statement. I would like to remind my children once again, I love them. Crazy J, I forgot to write a list. Everything is ok. I love you all, and I love my children. I am at peace. John 14:27. I am done, Warden. 



For additional information, please see this Associated Press article