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THE SALVATION OF KARLA FAYE TUCKER


Many of you probably remember Karla Faye Tucker. She was the first woman to be executed in the US since 1984. She was an accomplice to a brutal ax murder of two people in the early eighties.


Soon after being imprisoned, Tucker took a Bible from the prison ministry program and read it in her cell. She later recalled, "I didn't know what I was reading. Before I knew it, I was in the middle of my cell floor on my knees. I was just asking God to forgive me." Tucker became a Christian in October 1983. She later married her prison minister, the Reverend Dana Lane Brown, and held her Christian wedding ceremony inside the prison. In one of the last interviews she had, she gave glory to Jesus Christ in changing her life. On February 3 1998, she was executed.


Some of her last words were are as follows:


"...I would like to say to all of [the family of the victims] — that I am so sorry. I hope God will give you peace with this ... Everybody has been so good to me. I love all of you very much. I am going to be face to face with Jesus now. ... I love all of you very much. I will see you all when you get there. I will wait for you." As the lethal chemicals were being administered she was praising Jesus Christ.

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