A convicted cop killer used his last breath to verbally attack Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis before he was executed on Thursday.
Donald Dillbeck lashed out at DeSantis, who signed his death warrant a month prior, while he was strapped down awaiting a lethal injection.
“I know I hurt people when I was young. I really messed up,” he said from the Florida State Prison death chamber.
“But I know (Florida Gov.) Ron DeSantis has done a lot worse.”
“He’s taken a lot from a lot of people. I speak for all men, women and children. He’s put his foot on our necks.”
“Ron DeSantis and other people like him can suck our d–ks,” Dillbeck, 59, said in a parting shot, right before an actual shot of lethal drugs were pumped into his body.
The family of Faye Lamb Vann, who he stabbed to death during a prison break in 1990, watched as a combination of medicines to sedate, paralyze and stop Dillbeck’s heart, took eleven minutes to end his life at 6:13 p.m.
Dillbeck was serving a life sentence for murdering Lee County Deputy Dwight Lynn Hall, while he was wanted by police for boosting cars and had fled to Florida from Indiana.
Hall found Dillbeck, then 15, sleeping in a stolen car parked at a closed Fort Myers beach. When he attempted to arrest him, the teen carjacker fled and the deputy gave chase.
Hall was able to catch him, but when he tackled the young thief, his gun dislodged from the holster.
Dillbeck managed to get a hold of the service weapon and shot 31-year-old Hall to death with the gun.
He killed the officer in April 1979, but was not arrested for the crime until that June. Dillbeck was sentenced to life in prison.
In June 1990, he was out on work release working with other convicts at a catering event, and managed to walk off the job with a stolen pairing knife.
Dillbeck hoofed it nearly 25 miles to neighboring Tallahassee, and attempted to carjack Faye Lamb Vann, while she was waiting for her children to make returns in the local mall’s parking lot.
He stabbed her repeatedly, then slit her throat, before stealing and crashing her car. He was caught on foot in a nearby residential neighborhood the same day.
Astonishingly, it wasn’t the first time Dillbeck had managed to escape from prison. In 1983, he gave prison guards the slip and got 25 more years added to his already looming life sentence when they caught him.
After the second escape and brutal murder of Vann, he was sentenced to death in an execution that took 32 years to fulfill.
Dillbeck attempted to get a stay of execution from the U.S. Supreme Court on the grounds that he had neurological impairment from his mother’s drinking while he was in utero, and years of childhood abuse.
The Supreme Court denied the appeal, and allowed the 100th execution to take place, Florida’s first in three years, since the they ruled it was constitutional in 1976.
Dillbeck dined on a last meal of fried shrimp, mushrooms, onion rings, butter pecan ice cream, pecan pie and chocolate.
His final dinner was all sourced locally, and according to the Florida Department of Correction’s rules, cost under $40 to prepare.
On Thursday, DeSantis unveiled a series of state legislation to combat the escalating immigration crisis.
His proposal to “protect Floridians from federal open border policies” enhances penalties for human smuggling, requires employers to verify workers eligibility status, and makes illegal immigration to the state less appealing.
“This country is unable to control its own borders,” DeSantis told reporters. “We’ve seen millions of people come across illegally over the last two plus years.”
“We’ve seen China, our number-one adversary, fly a spy balloon clear over the continental United States with impunity and basically humiliate our country in the process.”
The the proposal is passed, transporting or concealing illegal migrants will come with a five year penalty, which triples to fifteen years if they’re minors.
Employers will be required to use the state’s E-Verify system for new hires, and can lose their business license for two violations within a two year period.
The legislation will make it a “felony to use false identification” to get work, and would prevent local governments from issuing ID cards to illegal migrants.
To vote, migrants will have to prove that they’re U.S. citizens and Florida residents.
“With this legislation, Florida is continuing to crack down on the smuggling of illegal aliens, stopping municipalities from issuing ID cards to people here illegally, and ensuring that employers are hiring American citizens or those here legally,” DeSantis remarked.
“Florida is a law and order state, and we won’t turn a blind eye to the dangers of Biden’s Border Crisis.”
“We will continue to take steps to protect Floridians from reckless federal open border policies,” he concluded.
During the press conference, DeSantis took a shot at the liberal media for “try to create a narrative” about Florida’s ban teaching gender and Critical Race Theory in A.P. African America Studies.
“You have the reporter saying that ‘Governor DeSantis does not want students to learn about slavery and its aftermath,’” he chided.
“Well if you actually looked at what our standards are, not only is it not prohibited to teach that, it’s required to teach that.”
“We are required to teach all aspects of black history, not queer theory, but actual aspects of black history. … They are lying to you,” he concluded.