The worst that can happen to someone is getting landed in the hands of the hangman. But there is allowance of having the best food for the last meal. The deadliest of criminals have ordered the craziest of last meals before going for the noose. A shock is awaiting you as you read through this article. Get to know about some of the elaborate dishes that have been offered to death-row criminals. Here is a list of those criminals and along with them their final meals, as fine as it could get:
10. Lawrence Russel Brewer
He was executed on the 21st of September 2011 for the gruesome murder of James Byrd. This horrible man had tortured the person along with two other friends of his – beat him, urinated on him and dragged him – was one of the worst criminals. Take a look at his last meal – 2 chicken fried stakes, triple bacon cheeseburger, cheese omelette, a large bowl of fried okra, 3 fajitas, 1lbs of BBQ with half a loaf of white bread, a meat lover’s pizza, 3 root beers, one pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice-cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. Lastly, he did not touch any of them, but just ordered to annoy everyone.
9. Thomas J. Grasso
He was executed in the year 1995 for murdering an elderly woman and later an elderly man. He had also committed theft. Here goes his elaborate last meal – 2 dozen steamed mussels, 2 dozen steamed clams, a double cheeseburger from Burger King, Half-dozen barbequed spare ribs, 2 strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie with whipped cream with diced strawberries and a 16-ounce can of spaghetti with meatballs served at room temperature. After this he complained of getting canned spaghetti instead of fresh ones which he wanted the press to cover. Huh!
8. Steven Woods
Steven Woods was executed in the year 2011 for murder of a young couple irrespective of being backed by several non-profit organizations. His last meal included – 2 pounds of bacon, a large 4-meat pizza, 4 fried chicken breasts, 2 drinks each of Mountain Dew, Pepsi, root beer and sweet tea, 2 pints of ice-cream, 5 chicken fried steaks, 2 hamburgers with bacon, fries and a dozen garlic bread with marinara on the side. Hey, somebody stop him.
7. Robert Alton Harris
He was executed in the year1992 for killing two innocent teenage boys. His last meal was – a 21 piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2 large Domino’s pizzas (no anchovies), ice-cream, a bag of jelly-beans, a six-pack of Pepsi and a pack of camel cigarettes. His last words – You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper…’ a la Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.
6. William Bonin
Executed in the year 1996, he was the most dangerous of the lot. Known as the ‘Freeway Killer’, he had been the cause of the death of 21 young men. He would get hold of male prostitutes, hitchhikers and school boys and take them to his truck to rape, torture and brutally strangle them to death. His last meal included – 2 pepperoni and sausage pizzas, three servings of chocolate ice-cream and three six packs of Pepsi and Coca Cola.
5. Robert Dale Conklin
Robert Dale Conklin was executed in the year 2005 for armed robbery and killing a man by inserting a screwdriver through his ear and twisting it. His last meal? A filet mignon wrapped in bacon, de-veined shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with lemon, a baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives, and real bacon bits, corn on the cob, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, French bread with butter, goat cheese, cantaloupe, apple pie with vanilla bean ice-cream and iced tea. This is one big fat last meal!
4. John Wayne Gacy
Gacy was executed in the year 1994 for the murder of 33 boys. He had also reportedly assaulted and raped each one of them before burying 24 of them in the backyard of his house. He was famous for taking the garb of a circus clown. His last meal was less elaborate including fried shrimps, a bucket of KFC original recipe chicken, fries and a pound of strawberries.
3. Ronald Clark O’Bryan
This man was executed in the year 1984 for the murder of his son. He had given a candy to his 8-year old son which was actually made of cyanide. More of such candies were given by him to other children but none had it apart from his own son. He said that he did that to cash out a life insurance policy. The last meal he wanted was – T-bone steak (medium to well done), fries with ketchup, whole kernel corn, sweet peas, a lettuce and a tomato salad with egg and French dressing, iced tea, sweetener, saltines, Boston cream pie and rolls. All the goodies he could have ever wanted.
2. Dennis Bagwell
A ruthless murderer Dennis Bagwell had killed four individuals by raping, assaulting, beating and strangling them to death. His last meal included steak, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, fries, onion rings, bacon, a dozen scrambled eggs with onions, fried taters with onions, sliced tomatoes, a salad with ranch dressing, 2 hamburgers with everything, peach pie, milk and coffee and iced tea with real sugar. Did he kill to eat?
1. Ronnie Lee Gardner
Gardner was executed in the year 2010 for murdering an attorney while he was being taken to the court for hearing on the killing of a man while robbery. His last meal was lobster tail, steak, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and a 7-up while watching The Lord of The Rings. Imagine!