Manuel Pardo Executed

on December 12, 2012 in Serial Killers by

Former Sweetwater, Florida police officer Manuel Pardo, who killed nine people during a string of robberies in 1986, was executed last night at Florida State Prison. Also a former member of the U.S. Navy, Pardo never showed any remorse for the killings, although he did urge his jury to give him a “glorious” death prior to his sentencing in 1988.

Most of his victims were drug dealers, and Pardo once claimed:

I’m not a criminal. I’m a soldier. As a soldier, I ask to be given the death penalty. I accomplished my mission.

In his one-page written final statement, Pardo said he was proud to see the New York Giants and the Yankees win so many championships, praised Spain’s winning of a World Cup title, and hoped that the country would keep its tradition of bullfighting.

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