British Grandma On Death Row Awaiting Execution Has Chilling Final Wish

British grandma Lindsay Sandiford, who is serving a death row prison sentence, has been granted her chilling final wish.
Credit: Alamy

A British grandma serving a death row prison sentence has been granted her chilling final wish.

The fates of those serving time on death row remain oddly fascinating to us.

Be it in their final words, their last meals, or a defiant final act pulled a mere moment before their death, we’re always interested in the more morbid details.

But the chilling final wish of a British grandmother on death row has now truly turned the internet’s stomach.

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Lindsay Sandiford is currently serving her death row sentence in Kerobokan prison, on the Indonesian island of Bali.

It was built in 1979 to hold just over 300 prisoners.

Sandiford was sentenced to death in 2013 after being found guilty of drug smuggling.

She was caught attempting to smuggle £1.6 million of cocaine into Indonesia from Bangkok in 2012.

She has retained claims of her innocence, saying that she was forced into the smuggling by a gang who threatened her family.

Speaking to the court during her trial, she expressed regret over her involvement, stating (per The Guardian): “I would like to begin by apologising to the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian people for my involvement.

“I would never have become involved in something like this but the lives of my children were in danger and I felt I had to protect them.”

Lindsay Sandiford
Lindsay Sandiford, who is on death row, has shared her chilling final wish. Credit: Alamy

Sandiford has been on death row since January 2013, after she was sentenced to death by firing squad.

But because these executions don’t happen frequently, Sandiford, who previously worked as a legal secretary, has been waiting for her punishment for more than ten years.

The Mirror reports that the Cheltenham-based mum knitted various items in her cell to sell to raise funds for her legal bills.

She was also apparently friendly with Heather Mack, who was serving a 10-year sentence for killing her mother.

Mack has opened up to the papers about Sandiford’s current predicament, telling the Sunday Mirror: “She spends all day pretty much alone in her cell and doesn’t mix so much with the other prisoners.

“She snaps at me for no reason but I still make an effort with her.

“When Lindsay saw that even they could be taken away and killed, she knew it would be happening to her. That’s when it really, really hit home for her.”

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Mack has also opened up about Sandiford’s chilling final wish, which it seems she will be granted.

“She has said she wants to die,” Mack disclosed.

Sandiford has confirmed this to MailOnline, saying: “It won’t be a hard thing for me to face anymore.

“It’s not particularly a death I would choose but then again I wouldn’t choose dying in agony from cancer either.

“I do feel I can cope with it. But when it happens I don’t want my family to come. I don’t want any fuss at all. The one thing certain about life is no one gets out alive.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.