TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Thursday, we learned the final words of William Emmett LeCroy.
LeCroy was executed on Tuesday at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary.
In 2001, he was convicted of raping and killing nurse Joann Lee Tiesler.
During his execution, sister Barbara Battista with Sisters of Providence served as the minister of record.
She says she received a letter with LeCroy’s last words a day after his death.
This is what some of that letter said:
“As Arnaud Desjardins put it, the law commands us to do what we would do naturally if we only had love. The way consist of finding that love, which becomes the law. That is our goal, my goal, my final destination.”
LeCroy quoted authors and philosophers throughout his letter.