Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Good Riddance to Goodwin

Paul Goodwin--who apparently enjoys taking mug shots, because he smiles in every one--was executed by the state of Missouri early this morning. Goodwin was convicted of beating an elderly former neighbor to death with a hammer because he believed she was responsible for having him kicked out of a boarding house he was living in. The feud began because Goodwin adopted the habit of hurling beer cans and chicken bones into his neighbor's yard, then insulting her whenever she walked by.

For his last meal, Goodwin ate pizza, chocolate ice cream, and cola.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

No Hope for Holsey

After a flurry of failed last-minute appeals, Robert Wayne Holsey was executed by the state of Georgia tonight. The convicted killer earned his death sentence for shooting a deputy sheriff to death after robbing a convenience store.

We have to admit, we were hoping Holsey might order doughnuts or bagels for his last meal…or perhaps some Swiss cheese…or maybe some onion rings, or a bowl of Cheerios…you know, something “hole-sy.” But instead, Holsey asked for an eight-piece order of fried chicken—which was probably quite tasty, yet free of any holes. 

Ah, well. Not every last meal entrée comes with a side of puns.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of Your Last Day

Leon Vincent Taylor, executed by the state of Missouri today, obviously took those old words of wisdom about breakfast to heart. For his last meal, Taylor asked for eggs, bacon, doughnuts, and an orange drink.

Taylor earned his death sentence for taking part in a 1994 gas station robbery during which an employee was killed.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Banks Begs Pardon with Bursting Belly

Chadwick Banks might sound like the store where your rich grandmother buys her elegant pantsuits, but it's actually the name of a heinous killer executed by the state of Florida tonight for a viscous double murder. 

Banks, who was convicted of killing both his wife and his stepdaughter, apologized to the family of his victims prior to his lethal injection, saying "I am very sorry for the pain I have caused all these years."

An apology to his own digestive tract might have been in order, too, considering the gut-busting dinner he consumed earlier that day. For his last meal, Banks had fried fish, homemade French fries, hush puppies, old-fashioned dinner rolls, homemade banana pudding, red velvet cake, butter pecan ice cream, and a glass of ice water.   

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.