Why LIE, when you're about to DIE?
"The state of California just killed an innocent man!" screamed Barbara Becnel and two other supporters of Stanley "Tookie" Williams after he was pronounced dead.
Williams claimed his innocence until the very end.
For those who don't believe him, explain to me why he would LIE when he knows he's going to DIE?
Under Federal criminal law (PDF) dying declarations have long been an exception to the rule against hearsay (804(b)(2)) PRECISELY because it is widely acknowledged that invariably people tend to TELL the TRUTH before they DIE.
Think about that while you go on with your daily affairs.
And remember, wrongfully killing one human being is like killing all of humanity.
May God rest Tookie's soul.