Derrick Wayne Frazier
Frazier and co-defendant Jermaine Herron were found guilty of the 1997 murder of Betsy Nutt and her 15 year-old son after asking to use her telephone, claiming that their truck had broken down. Herron was executed on 17 May 2006. Frazier maintained his innocence up until his execution.
His last words before the execution were: "Yes I do. Debbie, my Baby, I love you; do you know I love you. You are my life. You are my wife - always stay strong. Stay strong everybody. I am innocent. I am being punished for a crime I did not commit. I have professed my innocence for nine years, and I continue to say I am innocent. Let my people know I love them. We must continue on. Do not give up the fight; do not give up hope for a better future. Because we can make it happen. I love you, I love my son, and I love my daughter. Bruno, Chuckie, Juanita, Ray - I love you, all of you. Stay strong baby. I love you forever. "
- Michelangelo Delfino and Mary E. Day, Death Penalty USA 2005 -2006, (2008), 317-319.
- Frazier v. Dretke (2005) 145 Fed.Appx. 866.
- Herron v. State (2002) 86 S.W.3d 621.