Friday, July 15, 2016

John Wayne Conner Rides Off Into the Sunset

John Wayne Conner—no relation to the cowboy actor with the similar name—was executed by the state of Georgia tonight after spending 33 years on death row. Conner earned his death sentence for killing a friend after an evening of drunken merrymaking. Conner became angry when the victim, James White, remarked that he would like to sleep with Conner’s girlfriend. Conner then bludgeoned White with a whisky bottle and a tree branch, and also beat the man with his hands and feet. A shoe print was found in the middle of White’s forehead.

For his last meal, John Wayne Conner had 10 pieces of fried catfish, 10 hushpuppies, two triple deluxe hamburgers with bacon, two pints of vanilla ice cream, and one sliced raw onion.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Run, Forrest, Run...to the Execution Chamber!

Earl Forrest, convicted triple-killer and 10-time winner of the Missouri prison system's Allman Brothers Band Member Lookalike Contest, was executed tonight by that state. Forrest earned his death sentence after embarking on a drunken shooting spree in 2002 that left two acquaintances and a sheriff's deputy dead. Forrest got mad because he had set one of his acquaintances up with a new meth dealer, and in return that acquaintance had agreed to buy Forrest a new lawn mower and a mobile home. When the deal fell through, Forrest shot and killed his female friend and a male friend of hers, then shot and killed the deputy during a firefight with law enforcement officials.

For his last meal, Earl Forrest asked for steak, pasta, a fruit plate, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, chocolate cake, and milk. 

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.