Condemned man’s words after receiving lethal injection: ‘Go Cowboys!’

Jesse Joe Hernandez, a convicted child sex offender who was in prison for the murder of Karlos Borja, a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting 11 years ago, was executed Wednesday by lethal injection. A person’s individual and personal views of capital punishment notwithstanding, what this convicted murderer said upon administration of the toxic cocktail that would ultimately — and quickly — lead to his death was incredibly bizarre: he mentioned his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. Certainly not the manner in which the Cowboys like to get their name in the news, to be sure.

NBC Dallas-Fort Worth describes the macabre scene (via Off the Bench):

“God bless everybody. Continue to walk with God,” the 47-year-old Hernandez said. Moments later, he shouted “Go Cowboys!” in honor of his favorite football team.

As the drugs took effect, the condemned man repeated his appreciation for those he knew who had gathered to witness the execution. “Love y’all, man,” Hernandez said. “… Thank you. I can feel it, taste it. It’s not bad.”

He took about 10 deep breaths, which grew progressively weaker until he was no longer moving. Ten minutes later, at 6:18 p.m. CDT, he was pronounced dead.

Gotta support the team. Yikes.

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  1. Vern

    March 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Aaaahhhhhhh, one less Cowchips fan in the world…….

    • Marcus

      March 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      God loves and can forgive anyone.And I hope one day you grow up because I know your just a kid who gets off on making ignorant comments on post

      • Jeremy

        March 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

        OR, he’s just an Eagles fan.

      • John

        March 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        The Flying Spaghetti Monster loves us even more than god does. Plus, you only have to kiss his ass every OTHER Sunday. That my friends is a good value, and in this economy, who can pass up a deal?

  2. Gibbs4Ever!

    March 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Hey, is this going to become a standard practice? One ‘boys fan a day perhaps? What a great idea.

  3. No Way Jose!

    March 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Any programs like that for Eagles fans?

  4. Mike

    March 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Figures! Why am I not surprised.

  5. Mark

    March 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Next one we can tailgate!

    • steve

      March 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

      I’ll bring the grill, hell yea!!!!!!

  6. whiskers1940

    March 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Oh boy, now we hear that executions “are not that bad!” One of the last vestiges left to man that the state execution was not something to look forward to might be on it’s way out now!! That’s all we need in a country that has a generation coming up who believe that death is not final! Oh wonderfu…keep those deathrow announcements up front for everyone to enjoy!!

    • robert noriega

      March 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Stop preaching,and stop making those stupid ass remarks about tailgating and party’s and grills, how white can you be (sorry but it’s true)You people, (yes you people) come up with the most outrageous stuff, just keeping it real. This is a story about a man that comitted a crime payed his price for the crime, and likes the cowboys, thats it.I don’t even know if this qualifies as a sports story, I think it’s just a dumb story not even worthy of reporting about, actually i believe i’m the dumb one for even making this or any comment about the story, I mean the original writer of this story should be fired like right now…

      • John

        March 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Robert, I agree with you. You are the dumb one.

  7. kemman288

    March 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    All you haters you read it right!! The man said, Go Cowboys!! Keep hating!!!

    • electrcguy

      March 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      yeah, the convicted child molesting baby killer was a cowboys fan…and you are proud of it? perhaps the authorities should be watching you around schools and day cares…

      • ray

        March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

        I hear you

    • Kuta

      March 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Texas. Land of uneducated rednecks.

      • Jvin

        March 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm


        You just showed your ignorance. There is a reason Texas leads the nation in jobs. More industries are moving their fortune 500 businesses here. Not because we are morons, but because we know how to handle our business. By the way, I find it ironic that while the majority of the nation protests our death penalty record here in Texas the majority of you appear to be celebrating it here. All because a Dallas Cowboy fan who happened to be a murdering child molestor was sentenced to death. What disturbs me is that most of you appear to be thankful that a Cowboy fan was given lethal injection and you appear to be ignoring what he did to get that injection. So who’s uneducated here…Me thinks it’s you.

        • E-Rock

          March 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

          Hey dude. Maybe all those business are moving to Texas to get closer to the boarder

          • Kate

            March 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

            boArder?? that’s someone who pays to live with you…try border

        • NYC

          March 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm


          there are 3 reasons that Texas leads the nation in jobs

          1) Like you said youknow how to handle your business

          2) Your Gov Rick Perry

          3) and, let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.

        • E

          March 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

          Texas is actually 4th in job growth. Sorry but your friends in Washington DC are leading the country in job growth. The government keeps getting bigger and bigger.

      • 3 yards and a cloud of dust

        March 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        Internet. The perfect place to make comments and feel superior. I’m sure there’s no uneducated people in Indonesian fishing villages.

  8. Joe Jackson

    March 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    What a copy cat,,, a couple of years ago a guy did the same thing but said Go Raiders!

    • J. Ward

      March 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Are you THE Joe Jackson ?!

    • bytor1958

      March 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      I guess he was just dieing to sat it.

  9. Kev

    March 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    This is standard for these scumbags- glad they did it before the season. One less awful person and cowboys fan to boot

  10. Richard

    March 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Now the Cowboys have something to play for this year! Lets win it for Jessie.

    Jessie on 3! 1 2 3 Jessie!

    • Mireya

      March 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      No Joke… you really think they can do if for Jessie, I think they’re going to disappoint Jessie to.smh


    March 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm


    • Mireya

      March 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Yes I’m with you, he should of yelled out FIRE ROMO!!!!!

    • 3 yards and a cloud of dust

      March 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm


  12. Paul

    March 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Perhaps a “Jesse Joe Hernandez Day” at Cowboys Stadium, with specially-priced cocktails!

  13. David Crowe

    March 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Only in Texas can this happen. The state that gleefully hands down death sentences and carries them out is a piss poor place to live. The Cowboys and Texans are two of my most hated teams purely because they are in Texass the number 1 legal murder state in the union. I laugh at every thing that happens to Texass that is bad. I am sure glad that I live in the Northwest here in Washington state where we are a bit more civilized with the death penalty.

    • John

      March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      admit it mister! you’re just jealous

    • Kashmir

      March 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      I am glad that you live in the Northwest too. If you were down here, dear Jessie would still be in jail being a drain on the taxpayers or out on the street to continue his trade.

    • TX Man

      March 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      And that’s why northerners are so hated….always pushing their noses into everyone else’s business….always have an opinion on somebody else. TX is a great state with no state income tax, great job growth, and a law enforcement that doesn’t tollerate BS. Go phuck yourself and leave us alone.

      • NE 123

        March 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

        At least us northerners aren’t always banging our sisters and little kids like good o’l Jesse. Just like the Florida mess hillbilly s…

    • craig

      March 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      You can have wASSington state. You have the seaducks and rain. You don’t need the death penalty. People off themselves from lack of sunshine and football.

    • Kuta

      March 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      You’re right. Land of the Global Warming Deniers currently contemplating drinking their own reconstituted urine to deal with the “natural” drought they’re having.

      I lived in Austin for 2 years. The only city of sanity in that state. Now I live in the NW too. Glad to be out of the land of the blind.

      • Christopher

        March 30, 2012 at 3:40 am

        Oh yea..? Considering that Global Warming has been proven wrong. The Farmers’ Almanac proved that the Earth has actually dropped 1 degree(for an entire planet, that’s a lot).
        We live for ourselves down here in Texas, we don’t rely on “supposedly intellectual” lawyers to do it for us. We have a more stable economy due to private industry, whereas all, if any, of you’re states growth comes from federal funding. We in Texas believe in a person’s ability to achieve for themselves, and defending what we achieve(thank God for the 2nd amendment). Liberals, such as yourself, have no innovation. You believe in the “collective salvation” of society, meaning you rely on others to do for you. We in Texas have what is called common sense; something that a majority of Americans lack.

        • Christopher

          March 30, 2012 at 3:41 am

          your states growth*

        • Ivy

          March 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

          What’s the difference between frozen and melting? Yep, cowboy. One degree. Somehow Texas and “common sense” don’t go in the same sentence.

    • david crowe is a moron

      March 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      wow its idiots like you that believe child rapists and killers should get a second chance.. let’s see how forgiving you’ll be if it ever happens to you.. pig

  14. someone (PeeOde)

    March 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    To: No Way Jose! says: Any programs like that for Eagles fans?

    I love this… I agree… But why stop there man…. after the fans line up their QB.

    My last words would be “Go… Whatever team is playing the Eagles”

  15. Arnulfo

    March 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Reading the FoxSports headline, which did not mention the team name, three teams came right to my mind. The Raiders, The Steelers and The Cowboys.

  16. Joverst12

    March 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Hey David Crowe…I agree with you…we here in Texas are also glad that you live in the Northwest and not here…well said. By the way…if you are a child sex offender that is responsible for the murder of that child then I think it is only fair that you do not exist anymore.

    • Kuta

      March 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Most child molester strangers are Christian Priests. The rest are family members who likely vote Republican.

      The most vociferous straights are the people you have to worry about– i.e. most of the population of Texas.

      Q: How many Texans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
      A: None. They can’t figure it out so they shoot it and sit in the metaphorical dark.

      • Jvin

        March 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm


        You have issues. I think you hate yourself and most likely no one else likes you either. So go sit in your little piss ant world of metaphorical darkness, suck your thumb and pout all by yourself and enjoy your own little pitty party. That is all that will make you happy. You pathetic form of life.

        • Lizzie1986

          March 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

          I agree with you completely! People are very ignorant to say these things! Just because he was a messed up individual and made evil decisions doesn’t make us Cowboy fans the same or less human! I am quite embarrassed he said it to but you know what, who cares! That was his choice of words and the cowboys should not be judged for it.

      • Denbo

        March 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        Hey Kuta…you are one sad, pathetic SOB. I am Christian, and I happen to vote Republican and by the way, I am a respectable human being. Go to hell A-hole.

        • John

          April 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

          A republican christian, and still respectable? I call BS on that one.

  17. jason

    March 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    No one can ever say that the Cowboys don’t have die hard fans!

    • Mireya

      March 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      True Cowboys fans take it to their GRAVE! Geees what an idiot he made the news years ago for killing the little boy and now he wants to make news again for killing his boys….lmao

  18. Sammy Iam

    March 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    There are no caucasian cowboy fans outside of TX

  19. MAV

    March 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I heard Jerry Jones wants to induct him into the ” Ring Of Honor”

    • elmer simendinger

      March 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

      He will not make it to the ring of honor, next space reserved for Terrell Owens. Jerry’s love child

    • 3 yards and a cloud of dust

      March 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Maybe you should keep your head out of you anal cavity and you won’t here stupid crap.

  20. Kotor

    March 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Screw every one of you who made the generalization that this piece of human garbage in any way represents all Cowboys fans. That’s as insulting as it is ignorant. If you think your teams, whichever they are, have nothing but beautiful people supporting them, you’re dead wrong.

    I am embarrassed that this person shouted what he did; that being said, I’m a proud Cowboys fan, Republican, and Christian. If you view those as bad qualities, it’s your problem.

    • Lizzie1986

      March 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Lizzie1986 says:
      March 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm
      I agree with you completely! People are very ignorant to say these things! Just because he was a messed up individual and made evil decisions doesn’t make us Cowboy fans the same or less human! I am quite embarrassed he said it to but you know what, who cares! That was his choice of words and the cowboys should not be judged for it.


  21. Randolley

    March 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Must be a slow news day. No wonder the Cowboys can’t win. They have loser fans and loser players, coaches and owner. What was dude’s last meal? An expensive hotdog and beer from that new stadium or that expensive slice of pizza?

  22. Mike

    March 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Figures… Loser right till the end !

  23. cecil parker

    March 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I was hoping I was not one of you, BUT. We started by Burning Witches Rite here in the states. then the Indians and so on, world Trade center. Pearl Harbor. Does anyone know what possible reason other countries would do things like this to us? You dont need to Murder to be killed. and No one is better than any other. Child Molesters and Q****s are people too. Just in the wrong place and Time. I assume all of you are Registered Voters!

    • rex

      April 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      “Child Molesters and Q****s are people too. Just in the wrong place and Time.” — HAHAHA.

      You just can’t blame “chance” in sexual crimes sir/ma’am. its just unpossible.

      Me suck at english? who telled you? *whom…

  24. Sage of the Age

    March 30, 2012 at 12:04 am

    The Cowboys have had more than their share of criminals on their teams over the years. Seems appropriate that this criminal gave a shout out to his peeps on his way to eternal hell. There’s probably a few ex-Cowboys down there waiting for him to join the festivities.

    • 3 yards and a cloud of dust

      March 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Probably someone in your family waiting there too.

  25. brian

    March 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    now he is cow s**t

  26. Paul..

    March 30, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Look.. Why be embarassed for the guy saying what he said? He’s a Cowboy faithful. I hate the Cowboys, but I love Diehard fans, that represent all the way. A side from what crimes he was convicted of, he represented. He got the ultimate punishment for his crime. Texas, like the man said earlier, took care of business. That’s it and that’s all. To all the faithfull fans… till the death. That’s how you represent.

  27. CHKI

    March 30, 2012 at 4:50 am

    all i can say is the childen are safer since his demise personally they should have cut his balls off

  28. idiota

    March 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Cow what? You know what. I really like cow s**t, it is used as manure in my village , but the idea of being the fan of the cowboys causes me to have a hiccup. I am actually confused. I like the cowboys too!

  29. twocents

    March 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Is it just me, or does this guy really look like a hispanic Jerry Sandusky?

  30. elmer simendinger

    March 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Cowboys have been on death row for a long time. Please inject to put them out of their misery !!!

  31. eluna2

    March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    It is sad that this even made the news. Giving this man any type of national spotlight/media attention is a crying shame.

    • Martha

      March 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      I so agree with eluna2!. Looks like everyone lost sight of the heartbreaking reason this Scum of the Earth was put to death.

      R.I.P little baby Karlos Borja (10 months old)

      Makes me just cry!

      I would have stuffed a sock in his mouth and prevented him from speaking at all! Also, death row sickos should not have the “luxury” of loved ones being able to be there for the lethal injection. The small little child did not have any loved ones with him!
      Mad as HELL!

  32. ddddd

    March 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love how people on multiple sides of the issue have their opinions on this…. LOL…. Ok so do we know the details of the crime? Probably not. Texas has a reputation of the “somebody’s gotta fry for this” syndrome. Was evidence planted? Did the guy get a crappy pro bono attourney handling the case? Nevertheless…….
    The facts are…. guilty, not guilty, insane or otherwise this man was convicted by a jury of his peers and sentenced to death for the crimes set forth. He said “Go Cowboys” on his deathbed. Therefore it makes news as opposed to the hundreds of other people put to death in the state of Texas and other death penalty states.
    To say obscene statements such as “……. one less cowboy fan” takes away from the realities of the situation. He likes a team…. So what! I bet that the family of the victim didn’t give a rats blank whether or not he was a cowboy fan. They just wanted closure. Leave it at that!

  33. G.ROD

    March 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    He should have said “No mo Tony Homo!” LOL

    • mainefolks

      March 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      That is funny

    • 3 yards and a cloud of dust

      March 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Wow that’s original. Did you think of it yourself?

  34. zekethehappycat

    March 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Let’s all argue about who lives in the greatest part of the United States! Oh wait, too late.

  35. spaceman

    March 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    He yelled “Go Cowboys” AFTER getting the lethal injection. Holy crap, he must be the zombie Cowboy fan.

  36. sean fried

    March 31, 2012 at 6:44 am

    glad hes not a rams fan

    • John

      March 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Glad you’re too lazy to capitalize or punctuate.

  37. Ken

    September 22, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Child sex offender. Murderer. His last words are of a football team? Even at the moment when he knows death is taking him, he makes a poor decision. Good bye, world is a better place now.

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