To many sports fans, allegiance to a team is a lifelong bond that cannot be broken.
On Wednesday, a Texas man took that bond with him to the end.
Jesse Joe Hernandez was executed by lethal injection for the 2001 beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting at his Dallas home.
And moments before he took his final breath, Hernandez shouted “Go Cowboys!” in honor of his favorite team.
Hernandez, 47, a convicted sex offender, was found guilty in the slaying of Karlos Borja 11 years ago. Borja was taken to a Dallas hospital in April 2001 with a skull fracture and bruises to his head, thigh and abdomen. His 4-year-old sister was wounded, but survived.
“Love y’all, man,” Hernandez said after he received his injection. “Thank you. I can feel it, taste it. It’s not bad.”
Hernandez was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. CDT.
NBC 5 in Dallas has the full story here.
Believe it or not, this has happened before. In 2007 Robert Cromer yelled “Go Raiders!” after receiving a lethal injected and Browns fan James Filiaggi said he would “use magic” to get Cleveland to the Super Bowl, just before he was executed.
(H/T Off the Bench)