Sunday, 1 May 2016

What 12 death-row inmates requested for their last meal (photos)


In various countries where the death penalty is legal, it's customary to give sentenced prisoners a special last meal at their request. Restrictions do apply — for example, in Florida the final meal can only cost up to $40, and it must be prepared locally. Here are the meals 12 famous death row inmates requested.

Victor Feguer, 28 years old, Iowa — kidnap and murder, death by lethal injection in 1963

Single olive with the pit in it.

John Wayne Gacy, 52 years old, Illinois — rape and 33 counts of murder, death by lethal injection in 1994

12 fried shrimp, bucket of original recipe KFC, french fries, a pound of strawberries.



Timothy McVeigh, 33 years old, Indiana — 168 counts of murder, death by lethal injection in 2001

Two pints of mint and chocolate-chip ice cream.


Ricky Ray Rector, 42 years old, Arkansas — two counts of murder, death by lethal injection in 1992

Steak, fried chicken, cherry Kool-Aid, pecan pie.
Stephen Anderson, 49 years old, California — burglary and assault, escaped prison, seven counts of murder, death by lethal injection in 2002 . 


Two grilled cheese sandwiches, pint of cottage cheese, Hominy/corn mixture, peach pie, chocolate-chip ice cream, radishes.

Ted Bundy, 43 years old, Florida — rape, necrophilia, prison escape, 35+ counts of murder, death by electric chair in 1989

Declined a "special" meal, so was given the traditional last meal: steak (medium rare), eggs (over easy), hash browns, toast with butter and jelly, milk, juice


Ángel Nieves Díaz, 55 years old, Florida — murder, kidnapping, robbery, death by lethal injection in 2006

Declined a meal, was served the regular prison meal instead, but declined this also.



Ronnie Lee Gardner, 49 years old, Utah — burglary, robbery, two counts of murder, death by firing squad in 2010


Lobster tail, steak, apple pie, vanilla ice cream, eaten while watching the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.


Allen Lee "Tiny" Davis, 54 years old, Florida — robbery and three counts of murder, death by electric chair in 1999

Lobster tail, fried potatoes, half-pound of shrimp, six ounces of fried clams, half-loaf of garlic bread, 32-ounce A&W root beer



Teresa Lewis, 41 years old, Virginia — murder, conspiracy, and robbery, death by lethal injection in 2010

Fried chicken, peas with butter, apple pie, Dr. Pepper.


Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 36 and 39 years old, Massachusetts — two counts of murder, death by electric chair in 1927

Soup, meat, toast, tea.

Ronnie Threadgill, 40 years old, Texas — murder, death by lethal injection in 2013

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy, vegetables, sweet peas, bread, tea, water, punch. Texas abolished the "last meal" in 2011, so he was given the same meal as everyone else in his unit.

Source: Business Insider

1 comment:

  1. This is soo sad. I do not believe in the death penalty. But when people have 33+ or 126 counts of murder, it's hard to believe such people walked among us.

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