Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Italian Dinner for Lucas

Triple murderer Daniel Lucas was executed by the state of Georgia tonight for his part in the slayings of a father and his two children in 1998. Along with his partner-in-crime Brandon Rhode (executed in 2010), Lucas shot and killed the three victims when they walked in unexpectedly as Lucas and Rhode ransacked their home looking for valuables. For his last meal, Lucas asked for a meat pizza, a steak and cheese calzone, a stuffed portabella mushroom, a chef salad with both ranch and honey mustard dressing, and orange juice.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fancy Feast For Fults

Kenneth Earl Fults was executed by the state of Georgia tonight for the shooting death of a neighbor during a 1996 crime spree. Just days before the murder, Fults had also tried to kill his former girlfriend's new boyfriend using a handgun he had stolen during a burglary.

For his last meal, Fults chose a classic combination of T-bone steak and baked potato with butter, along with the slightly less extravagant additions of brown rice and apple juice.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Vampire Killer Gets Steak to the Heart

Pablo Vasquez, dubbed the “Vampire Killer” by the press, was executed tonight by the state of Texas. Vasquez earned his death sentence by killing a 12-year-old boy in 1999; the victim was beaten with a pipe before Vasquez cut the boy’s throat and drank his blood, claiming that a voice inside his head told him to do it. Vasquez then tried to decapitate the boy with a shovel, but only managed to remove his scalp. When the boy’s body was found, both of his arms and one foot had been cut off, and some of his teeth were missing.

Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Vasquez was served the same food as others in his unit. There was no mention of garlic or crosses on the food tray, but prison officials did wield a stake against the Vampire Killer—or a steak, rather. For his last meal, Pablo Vasquez was served Salisbury steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, a vegetable blend, sweet peas, ranch style beans, sliced bread, and butterscotch brownies, with a choice of water, tea, or punch (but no blood) to drink.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Victim

Convicted killer Joshua Bishop was executed tonight by the state of Georgia for murdering one of his drinking buddies in 1994. Bishop, the victim, and a third man had been out drinking when they decided to go to the victim’s trailer to smoke crack. When the victim fell asleep, Bishop and his accomplice decided to steal the man’s jeep. The man woke up during the act, so Bishop and his accomplice beat the man with a car battery (lending new meaning to the term assault and battery) then beat him with a curtain rod until he was dead. Once the victim’s body had been safely hidden between two dumpsters, the two men set fire to the jeep then went out drinking again. After he was arrested for the crime, Bishop admitted to killing a second man two weeks earlier because that man had bragged about sexually assaulting Bishop’s mother.

For his last meal, Joshua Bishop asked for a barbecue sandwich, Brunswick stew, potato chips, coleslaw, lemonade, and “purple candy,” whatever that might be.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Last Suppers Paperback Coming in April!

Tuck in that bib and get ready to chow down on some of the best food in the U.S. prison system, because the newly revised paperback edition of Last Suppers: Famous Final Meals from Death Row is coming this April! The first edition of the book has been unavailable through retail channels for the past decade, but now readers can enjoy their favorite death row satire with updated stats and a fun new design! 

Last Suppers is 136 pages of warm, savory last meal menus and nuggets of death row trivia tucked between two buttery-soft covers. Look for it in April on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at other quality booksellers!