There were no tears, smiles or exclamations in the witness room. The three phones in the anteroom, one to the governor’s office, one to the state Supreme Court, and one to the warden, sat silent. The only sound came from the rain as it raged against the roof, and from the wind as it howled through the old, drafty chamber. Michelle Locke, an AP reporter who has witnessed all six recent California executions, said this was by far "the quietest."
Siripongs had no last words. At his request, his body will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.