Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Burning Question about Juan Castillo

Convicted killer Juan Castillo was executed by the state of Texas last night for the robbery and murder of an aspiring rapper in 2003.

When asked if he had any final words, Castillo said, "To everyone that has been there for me, you know who you are. See y'all on the other side." Then, according to one witness, Castillo added, "Shit does burn."

We can't help wondering about those additional three words. Was Castillo complaining about pain from the execution drugs? Making a general statement about life? Discussing the flammable qualities of manure? Or was this one of those "Yanny or Laurel" incidents, and did Castillo really say "Ship that fern" or "Shoot those birds" or "Hit those bums?"

What IS certain, however, is Castillo's last meal. Since Texas no longer allows special meal requests, he was served the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Juan Castillo had a chicken patty, mashed potatoes, country gravy, carrots, pinto beans, green beans, cornbread, and a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

This guy loves meat, no ifs ands or Butts

Robert Earl Butts Jr. was executed by the state of Georgia last night for the 1996 murder of an off-duty correctional officer. 

For his last meal, Butts ordered a mountain of meaty morsels; a hamburger with bacon and two kinds of cheese, a rib-eye steak, and chicken tenders, along with seasoned French fries, cheesecake, and strawberry lemonade to drink.

When asked for a final statement, Butts replied, "I've been drinking caffeine all day." It was an odd choice of words, and we wonder if Butts was hoping to negate the effects of the lethal injection drugs which would put him to sleep permanently. Once the procedure began, Butts added to his statement by muttering, "It burns, man."

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Devilish Davila Dines then Dies

Gang member and convicted killer Erick Davila was executed tonight for two murders that took place in 2008. While trying to attack a rival gang member, Davila opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a child’s birthday party, killing a woman and a 5-year-old girl. In his defense, Davila claimed those deaths were accidental and that he was only trying to kill “the guys on the porch” and “the fat dude.”

In his final statement, Davila said, “I would like to say nephew, it burns, huh. You know, I might have lost the fight, but I’m still a soldier. I still love you all. To my supporters and family, y’all hold it down. Ten Toes down right. That’s all.”

Since Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Davila was served the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Davila had Salisbury steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, vegetable blend, pinto beans, cornbread, butterscotch brownies, and a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Too Moody to Eat? Not hardly

Convicted killer Walter Leroy Moody was executed by the state of Alabama tonight. Moody earned his death sentence for the pipe bomb killing of a federal judge in 1989.

The 83-year-old Moody didn't accept his final breakfast, and he also didn't ask for a special last meal. He did, however, enjoy some "snacks" before his execution, according to an Alabama official. Those snacks consisted of two Philly cheese steak sandwiches, one bag of chips, two Dr. Peppers, a bag of M&Ms, and a Hershey bar with almonds.

So, "last snack" or "last meal," you decide.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Suitcase Killer Takes One Last Trip

We all have our emotional baggage to deal with, but Rosendo Rodriguez had more than most people.

Rodriguez, known as the “Suitcase Killer,’ was executed tonight by the state of Texas. Rodriguez earned his death sentence for killing and sexually assaulting a pregnant prostitute in 2005 then disposing of her body by stuffing it inside a suitcase and then tossing the suitcase in a Dumpster. After his arrest for that crime, he confessed to killing another woman and disposing of her body the same way.

Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Rodriguez had the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Rosendo Rodriguez had pepper steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, vegetable blend, black-eyed peas, cornbread, chilled pasta salad, and a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stocking Strangler Hoses the Media

Before Carlton Gary, AKA the Stocking Strangler, was executed by the state of Georgia late last night, he was asked if he wanted to make a final statement. Gary said no.

Gary also said no to the offer of a final prayer. And he declined to eat any of his last meal. Oh, and he also declined to order a special last meal in the first place, so he was served the same "institutional tray" as others in his unit: a hamburger, a hot dog, white beans, coleslaw, and a grape beverage.

For the man who was convicted of raping and strangling three elderly women with their own stockings, his last night was a parade of no's, because he also held steadfastly to his claim of innocence.

No confession. No remorse. No last meal. No last words. No kidding.