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Before the shots rang out, Dr. Jose Rizal shouted, “Consumatum est!” (It is finished!).
When the bullets hit their mark, Rizal made a last effort to turn around, thus, falling lifeless with his back on the ground, his face to the sky.
Another soldier gave the body a “tiro de gracia” — one last shot to make sure Rizal was dead. Shouts of “Viva Espana!” rent the air.
The band of the regiment struck the first chords of “Marcha de Cadiz.”
By 7:03 a.m. the execution was over.
Source: Positively Filipino