Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It Ain't Over Til the Fat Boy Sings

Miguel "Fat Boy" Paredes was executed by the state of Texas tonight for his part in a triple murder that took place back in 2000. Paredes and two other members of his gang killed three people in an argument over drug money, then burned the bodies.

Some news outlets are claiming that Paredes ate a last meal of a Philly cheesteak, two sodas, and a Gatorade purchased for him by friends---but heed not the false prophets when it comes to last meal information! The Texas DOC confirmed that those items were vending machine snacks bought for Paredes before he was even transferred to the Huntsville unit where executions take place. In reality, the last meal of Miguel Paredes was chicken & rice, corn, sweet peas, pinto beans, cornbread, and coffee cake, with a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink. Because Texas no longer allows special last meal orders, this was the same food served to everyone in the unit.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Original Print Copies Still Available!

Attention all collectors and Last Suppers uber-fans! Did you know that a tiny number of the original print edition of the book is still available from a few select sellers---including a scarce amount of BRAND-NEW copies? Check out the listings HERE



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Death Row Dinners Restaurant Gets the Axe

Apparently the public isn't as hungry for death row dining as some might expect. A restaurant offering the last meal experience was shut down before it even opened, according to the article here.

We suppose that means the only way to sample a true last meal is the old-school method, although we wouldn't advise anyone to commit a capital crime purely for the purpose of sampling prison fare. Instead, just whip up a few of the jailhouse recipes in our book! It's quicker, safer, and saves taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Unjust Desserts For Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman was executed by the state of Texas tonight for her part in the horrific death of a 9-year-old boy. Together with her roommate, the boy's mother, Coleman physically abused and starved the boy to death. How dreadfully ironic, then, that Coleman herself was served a tasty-sounding last meal before her execution.

Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Coleman was given the same food as others in her unit. For her last meal, Lisa Coleman was served a fried pork chop, macaroni and cheese, carrots, green beans, navy beans, sliced bread, and pineapple orange cake, with a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Willie Trottie Has Expired...But What About His Drugs?

Willie Trottie was executed by the state of Texas tonight, although the execution nearly encountered a last-minute snag when Trottie's lawyers complained that the lethal injection drugs used in the procedure might have expired. The appeal was overturned, however, when Texas officials showed that the drugs had an expiration date of September 30, meaning they were still "safe" enough to kill a man with.

Because Texas no longer allows special last meals, Trottie was served the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Willie Trottie had baked chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread, and a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.

A Hard Day's Night for Ringo

Shortly after midnight, the state of Missouri executed Earl Ringo Jr. for a double murder committed during a 1998 restaurant robbery. 

We couldn't help wondering if Ringo's last meal might include an Apple, or some fancy dessert with a name like Strawberry Shortcake Forever, but such was not the case. Ringo actually didn't order a last meal at all, and was served the prison's "daily special" of Salisbury steak, macaroni and cheese, salad, vegetables, and cake.

Ringo's last words were also a topic of curiosity. Perhaps the condemned man would utter something clever like "I Feel Fine," or "Hello Goodbye," or simply "Help!" Would he talk about his upcoming journey on "The Long and Winding Road," or mention how he got by with a little help from his friends during his years in prison? Beatlemanicas were once again crushed, however, when Ringo simply offered up a passage from the Quran instead.

As Ringo's story draws to a close, one other case of irony cannot be ignored; he committed his double murder at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant---named, of course, after a song by the Rolling Stones.

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Meaty Meal for Michael Worthington

Early this morning the state of Missouri executed Michael Shane Worthington, who was convicted of a 1995 rape and murder. Prior to his pentobarbital cocktail, Worthington chowed down on a last meal that could have actually served as two meals; a cheeseburger, french fries, a rib-eye steak, and onion rings. We're surprised Worthington didn't add some eggs and toast in there to make his last meal a perfect breakfast/lunch/dinner trifecta.