In this month’s issue we featured Helen Thompson’s photos of death row prisoners’ last meals. Very interesting what they chose to have. That’s actually an incredibly interesting question. What would your last meal be? I think I’ll go for braai chops, boerewors, a braaibroodjie and potato salad. Good old braai-style food!
Here are some of the last meals famous murderers requested, before being executed:
Aileen Wuornos was convicted of killing 7 men. She drank a cup of coffee before she was executed. Black. And later scoffed down a hamburger.
Convicted of five murders, Velma Barfield was the first women in the US to be executed after the 1977 return of capital punishment and the first woman to receive her sentence by lethal injection in 1984.
She asked for a can of Coca-cola and a bag of Cheez Doodles.
Serial killer Ted Bundy had confessed to being responsible for 30 murders and was executed by way of the electric chair.
He made no special requests and was offered the traditional meal of steak and eggs, that he didn’t eat.
John Wayne Gacy received a lethal injection for the rape and murders of 33 young men and boys from 1972 to 1978.
Dubbed the “Killer Clown” by the media, his last meal included: a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of original recipe chicken from KFC, French fries, and a pound of strawberries.
Robert Dale Conklin was executed for the murder of his ex-boyfriend.
For his last meal he requested: Filet mingnon wrapped in bacon, de-veined shrimp sauteed 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, goats cheese, cantaloupe, apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream and an iced tea. Wow! Not holding back hey.
Convicted of murdering his half sister and her 4-year-old daughter, and two more women, Dennis Wayne Bagwell was executed by lethal injection.
He had one of the most extravagant last meals of all time:
A beef steak, medium rare with A1 Sauce, three fried chicken breast, three fried chicken thighs, BBQ ribs, a large order of french fries, a large order of onion rings, a pound of fried bacon, a dozen scrambled eggs with onions, fried tatters with onions, sliced tomatoes, a salad with ranch dressing, two hamburgers with everything, peach pie or cobbler, ketchup, salt and pepper, milk and coffee, ice tea with real sugar.
Info and pics from here.