Torrey Twane McNabb

A cop killer raised both middle fingers as he was put to death Thursday by lethal injection in Alabama. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was just 20 years old when he shot and killed Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997.

McNabb shot Gordon 5 times as he sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident that McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman.

In his final statement before his execution, McNabb told his mother and sister that he was unafraid. “Mom, sis, look at my eyes. I got no tears. I am unafraid," he said. "To the state of Alabama, "I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!"

Officer Anderson Gordon As the drugs coursed through his veins, McNabb raised his middle fingers and began to breathe heavily before falling asleep. He was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. CDT, according to the NY Daily News.

The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution for several hours to consider McNabb's attorney's request to stay the execution on the grounds that the state’s lethal injection procedure is inhumane.

The lawyer argued that one of the drugs -- the sedative Midazolam -- does not reliably render a person completely unconscious before administering the drugs that stop the heart and the respirations.

But the Supreme Court denied the stay of execution.

Montgomery Advertiser reporter Brian Lyman, who witnessed the execution, said McNabb's arm jerked during the first 20 minutes.

But Alabama's Department of Corrections Commissioner Jefferson Dunn said, "I'm confident he was more than unconscious at that point. Involuntary movement is not uncommon."

  • MistaO

    I hope the officers family is doing better. Looked like a good Brother!

  • XoXo

    Lord have mercy!

  • bhavana

    What an angry man he was.

  • Faithz

    Help Us Lord.

  • NeverSurprised

    Talk about grace and class. Here is the statement from the police officer's family:

    "Over 20 years ago we lost a companion, a father a brother and a friend who only wanted to make a difference in his community. Brother, who we affectionately called him, worked to make a difference in his community until his life was taken from him," the statement read in part. "Though this has been a difficult day for the Gordon family, we also continue to pray for the family of Torrey McNabb."

  • Django the God

    So was the middle finger a knee jerk reaction or nah?

  • We Can Do This

    I'm still on the fence about state executions.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So your final act before leaving this world is to raise your middle fingers to people? Not good.

    Condolences to Officer Gordon's family.

  • Ni Ni

    I bet he's afraid now that he's down there 'boinin up in that hell fire?. They should have put him down. twenty years ago, but gave him a chance to somewhat get right/show remorse, but he was just evil to the core.

  • LexGirl

    Who cares if it is "inhumane"? Wasn't it "inhumane" for him to shoot & kill a police officer who was SITTING in his vehicle? #missmewiththatinhumaneshit

  • SpiceGirl

    seent ya!!

  • the conscious one

    He let it be known how he really felt.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Went out with a bang huh

  • NeverSurprised

    Sandra edited his final words. According to the witnesses, what he actually said was:

    "Mom and sis, look at my eyes, I've got no tears in my eyes. I'm unafraid. To the State of Alabama I hate you motherfu@ker, I hate you.”

    He also refused a final breakfast and dinner and did not want prayer or a chaplin before, during or after the execution.

    He died the way he lived, angry at the world.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Good morning Roses!
    He's dead now and going to hell. I feel so sorry for him. I wish people on death row could interact with other people so they would at least have a chance to release some of their hatred. This man was probably alone every day with nothing but Lucifers torment. No wonder he wasn't afraid.
    Condolences to Anderson Gordons family.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Is it just me or do he sorta look like Tony Baker?

  • ShWa


  • Quitedeliteful

    he's down there 'boinin up in that hell fire?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp... I guess they can put on his tombstone that 'he didn't die no punk'... It's good of the family to find forgiveness in their hearts...

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Your comment reminded me of a tombstone I saw online. It read:
    " I told ya'll I was sick"

  • KcoolMuziq

    I don't feel killing someone is the answer. Just let them rot in solitaire for the rest of their life.

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Look@m3

    Not today! LOL

  • NeverSurprised

    So, taxpayers should foot the bill, for decades, for someone who never contributed anything to society AND took the life of someone who was actually trying to make a difference in his community? I don’t think so.

  • freelancepimp .

    What else you going to do? It's already too late.

  • TheOwley

    To Officer Anderson Gordon, RIP. Torrey Twane McNabb, you reap what you sow.

  • Anunnaki

    Naaa, he just dead he don't know of anything,

  • Jay

    I understand his disdain for Alabama. Racist as he'll State. It is what it is.

  • HelloToni

    Do you think the victim's family was present for the execution?

  • NeverSurprised

    The officer’s wife, three siblings and two children attended the execution, as did two sisters of McNabb and two of his attorneys.

  • IamAllnatural

    It doesn’t seem like lethal injection is painful enough, they should’ve burned him to death. I guess he’ll burn in hell. RIP to Officer Gordon.

  • SDot

    oh wow

  • HelloToni

    Thank you . Interesting. I don't think I would want to see my loved one executed. I'd visit before but actually watch...Not sure about that.

  • Unhappy American

    Savage af ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    One of the Ten Commandments is “thou shall NOT kill.”

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Rip Officer Gordon, the perp had no remorse for his killing of Officer Gordon so neither do I about his although I understand the feelings.

  • NeverSurprised

    I don’t know either, but probably not. I think I would do whatever my relative wanted. If they wanted me there at the end, I guess I would comply. But I am just sooooo anti-crime that I would be really angry at them for being stupid enough to throw their life away. Like this young man, an entire wasted life. So dumb.

  • 19awesomegrl97

    wonder y he ws so angry...after all he killed the man smdh

  • 13th Amendment

    Prisons are privatized. Tax payers don't pay to house inmates. Big money is made off of them.

  • Hmmm~?

    What a loser. Prematurely took someone else's life and in turn, completely wasted his own. What did he gain out of that? Just so incredibly dumb.

  • NeverSurprised

    Sorry, but you’re thoroughly incorrect. The ACLU, citing Bureau of Justice statistics, notes that as of 2015 (the last year for which figures are available), only 7% of state prisoners and 18% of federal prisoners were housed in private prisons.

    McNabb was housed in Alabama and “private prison companies do not currently run any operational state prisons in Alabama,” though GEO Group is making moves in that direction.

    So, as I correctly stated, Alabama taxpayers would have had to feed, clothe, house and educate this cold-hearted killer for what could be as long as 40 or 50 years. Why should they have to do that? He was pure evil and deserved exactly what he received.

  • NeverSurprised

    It is I indeed, and I wish murderers would abide by that commandment, but they make a conscious decision not to. You cannot have a civilized society if people know they can commit heinous crimes without adequate consequences. Anarchy would ensue.

  • Ashley Nicole


    If these are my last words.. I say farewell cold beautiful world.. I give reverence to the ancestors.."embrace your son, guide me through the waters and on my way. If these are my last words I say that my spirit is strong. That my mind is clear, intact, and that I have no tears in my eyes.
    As I pen this I'm dangling in the webs of a wicked appeals process. My life's laid bare and in the hands of judges and politicians. Will I live, will I die I wonder. I don't know.. So I'm prepared for whatever.
    A man who was to be murdered here 2 weeks before the day of my execution survived his date. He should've. And I believe I should. There's no difference in the claims that he and I are making in our appeal to the same courts, the same judges. We're matched down to having the same attorney representing both of us in our cases.
    The only difference between that man and I, is the amount of melanin in our skins. I guess we'll get to see in real time how much it all matters.
    I do think about death and what the act of dying might be like sometimes when it's quiet here and I'm laid back in bed lost in my thoughts. Will death find me quickly I wonder.. will I know when I'm dead.. and what's likely to happen after I die.
    Having witnessed all that I have on death row it would be impossible for my thoughts not to travel to those places at times. This is the place where death lives.. it stalks the lives of death row constantly.. It's aura always hovering. I'm unafraid of death and of what follows this life if there's anything at all. But on the chance there is, my only wish is that I hope to be the spirit that I am today when I get there.
    We all believe that we know who would have our backs if we ever needed them too. The truth is that the opposite is true..You never truly know what you mean to someone or how far they're willing to go for you until you're backed into a corner and need them to have your back.
    To the people who've been on this journey with me from the beginning. The people for whom I would fight any fight, pay any price, oppose any foe in defense of. Thank you for holding me down. No matter how dark the times have ever gotten here - I've never felt alone. I've never felt abandoned, and I've never not had everything that I've ever needed to make this place feel a little less harsh. How do I find words to express the adoration that I have for you. There aren't words.. so simply I say thank you.
    To my brahz from death row - cap-city, one of the few bright spots of life in the cage was having to come up through the fire with y'all negus. Learning fast.. our spirits unconquered and defiant. Rip to Big Heavy, John Hardy, Dogg, Gregory Gunn, Mike Brown, Philando Castile, and to all the sonz who've been murdered at the hands of the state. The struggle continues.
    To the WinZip doing time in camps all over the state. Hold your head my negus, wake up every day look in the mirror and tell'um bring it.
    The 1000S0NZ. We out here forever godd.. The same blood awakened and unforgiving. It's ride for it or else. We the new G shit my negus.
    If these are my last words I reject and denounce all gang violence as a cancer and a curse on our communities. Too many us are being killed or sent away to prison fighting senseless wars among ourselves that do nothing but leave the people we love behind to hurt and suffer at a time in the history of this country that they've never needed us more.
    I know that I'm not alone in my anger when I see guilty cops being acquitted of murdering us in the streets as though we're less than animals. Or when I watch a more fierce public outcry for the deaths of Cecil the Lion and Harambe the gorilla than I saw for the murder of 12 year old Tamir Rice.
    I know that I can't be alone in my anger when I hear that the city of Chicago had nearly 800 homicides in 2016, or when I know without having to be told that the race of both shooter and victim are likely to be black.
    As African Americans we like to say how strong and how proud we are to be black. But in my hometown of Montgomery and in cities all over the country we're killing one another at a record pace in petty squabbles over crumbs. But like the slaves of old we stand aside and we watch as our enemies murder us at will and we do nothing. We get angry, we march, and we scream about how someone else should do something. But we, especially those of us who claim to be bout that life do nothing. We treat each other as if our lives mean nothing to one another, but we act as though the lives of our enemies are sacred. It's shameful. I have zero regard for the heart that it takes to be violent inside our own communties. That's not gangster brah. That's backwards and self defeating.
    As sons and daughters of the same blood. We have to acknowledge and begin to live by a fact that we should all understand to be an absolute truth. The fact that we are not one another's enemies. We have a common foe, and common problems inside of our communities that only we're in a position to address. We gotta point the guns in another direction Our lives have to matter to one another first because we're all we got.
    Given the opportunity to I've often wondered what I might say to any of you who loved or really knew Anderson Gordon. Those who grew up with him, helped raise him, or who called him brother, cousin, son, father or friend. What I would want you to know is that I understand what the lost of his life means to your family. I think I can understand because Anderson Gordon was a man who looked like me and who's family looks like mine.
    I believe that Anderson Gordon was a good man who loved the people of his community so much that he was willing to wake up every day and put it on the line to help make the community around them a little bit better place to live. So I can understand that not only did the Gordan family suffer an irreplaceable lost, but that our community as a whole in west Montgomery was dealt a blow. For that I'm sorry. As a community we are in desperate need of more men like Anderson Gordon.
    I understand some of what you've been through in the mists of this tragedy because who Anderson Gordan was and who I am at the core of my being are probably not all that different. Everything that Anderson Gordon was to you, I was and am to my family. So on behalf of my family and from the depths of who I am as a man and as a fellow African American. I want to apologize to the Gordon family and to the entire African American community nation wide. Anderson Gordon deserved better. His family deserved better. And the people in the community that he took pride in serving deserved better.
    If these are my last words I say farewell cold beautiful world.. Let every witness tell you that the son of Africa stood on mine to the death. I know but one way to do it.
    2 whatever's wise and powerful out in the universe. If this is my last day on earth, show me the way when I get there.
    **courtesy of his sister’s Facebook account**

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    More like a fat face Kirk franklin

  • Chuck

    RIP Officer Gordon. This bitchass McNabb deserved to die!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    It's though shalt not murder when taken from the original text in Hebrew

  • HelloToni

    Yes but the anger does eventually wear off. Especially when they are sentenced to a long term or in this case the death penalty. I guess I would visit and pray with them and .....I don't know. It seems so sad. Or could you imagine being there with a loved one that was still proclaiming their innocent and wrongly accused and you believed them.

  • angelpat2812

    Idiot! If I were him I would be trying to find #Jesus...Smh