It’s the kind of question that gets the conversation flowing at a dinner party — what would you eat for your last meal? Most of us will never have the opportunity to plan our final feast, but Lawrence Russell Brewer did.
The Texas inmate, who was convicted for the murder of James Byrd Jr. in 1988, requested quite the spread before his 2011 execution. Brewer ordered a triple bacon cheeseburger, two chicken fried steaks drenched in gravy with onions, three fajitas, a cheese omelet, a large helping of fried okra, a pound of barbecue meat with a half loaf of white bread, a pint of ice cream, three root beers, and a peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts.
He didn’t eat a single bite.
The stunt ended the tradition of allowing inmates facing execution in Texas to select their last meal. Although the practice is still in effect in other states, price and availability restrictions have become more common.
But before recent limitations, the requests were vast, varied, and occasionally pretty strange. While some went for broke, others settled for simpler fare. INSIDER rounded up some of the revealing culinary choices of serial killers facing execution.
John Wayne Gacy ate KFC.
In May 1994, Gacy was convicted of and put to death by lethal injection for the murder of 33 boys and young men. He buried the victims under his home in Illinois.
Gacy’s last meal included a bucket of original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken, french fries, 12 fried shrimp, and a pound of strawberries. Prior to his incarceration, Gacy managed three KFC restaurants.
Aileen Wuornos had a cup of coffee.
Wuornos gained infamy as a sex worker who was convicted of killing seven men in Florida. Wuornos maintained that the killings were done in self-defense. Charlize Theron portrayed Wuornos in the 2003 biopic “Monster” and even won an Academy Award for the role in 2004.
Before Wuornos was put to death in 2001 for the first-degree murder of Richard Mallory, her lone request was a cup of coffee.
Timothy McVeigh wanted ice cream.
McVeigh killed 168 people and injured over 680 when he bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1995. This event is now known as the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Before his 2001 execution, McVeigh asked for two pints of mint chocolate chip ice-cream.
Source:: Business Insider