Hill was the first anti-abortion zealot to be executed in United States history.
The man who murdered a doctor and an abortion clinic escort with a shotgun in 1994 saw himself as a martyr and died unrepentant.
However, despite his delusions Hill will no doubt go down in history as a killer and fanatic.
David Trosch another zealot seemingly cast from the same mix of religious fanaticism that molded the mind of the executed murderer was still ranting.
Trosch told a reporter, “What Paul Hill did was absolutely justified. It was not murder. It was taking the life of a murderer who intended to commit further murders.”
Attorney General Janet Reno once named Trosch and his hero Hill as two of the most dangerous radical anti-abortionists in the US.
That list turned out to be prophetic.
Another man identified by Reno was Matthew Trewhella, who once headed “Missionaries to the pre-born” in Wisconsin.
Perhaps the execution of Paul Hill like that of another self-styled martyr Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, will be a message to the radical fringe that spawned him.
Crimes committed in the name of God will not go unpunished. And such fanatics can expect similar consideration in sentencing as other convicted criminals.
Since the capture, conviction and execution of Timothy McVeigh many radical anti-government groups called “militias” have dwindled and even disbanded.
Hopefully Hill’s execution represents a climactic point for anti-abortion violence and terror.