Manuel Pardo was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m. last night at at Florida State Prison in Starke. Due to a reported malfunction of the death chamber’s sound system, reporters could not hear Pardo’s final words, but according to prison officials, he said “Airborne forever. I love you, Michi baby.” Michi, CBS News reports, is Pardo’s daughter.
In a 1986 killing spree that lasted three months, Manuel Pardo killed nine people. Most of his victims were involved with drugs, said authorities, and Pardo claimed to be doing the world a favor by killing them.