Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Texas Performs Halloween Exe-Boo-Tion

Donnie Lee Roberts was executed by the state of Texas tonight in what was heralded as a special Halloween "exe-boo-tion." Roberts was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend then robbing her so he could buy crack cocaine. During the robbery, Roberts stole a TV, a truck, some jewelry, two guns, and tickets to a Houston Texans football game.

Roberts was allowed a brief amount of time to go "trick-or-treating" in the cell block prior to his lethal injection, but candy is apparently scarce in the Walls Unit. By the end of the evening, his trick or treat bag contained mostly bent cigarettes and a few homemade shanks.

Roberts continues this month's tradition of executing "lethal Lees." Bobby Lee Hines was executed in the Lone Star State just last week. 

Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Roberts was given the same food as everyone else in the unit. 

November 2 - UPDATE - Donnie Lee's last meal is finally available! 

Even though the condemned inmate is only given dinner on their final day, the prison chef puts together two plates containing items from the full day's menu and serves them both at once. Roberts was served the following:

Plate #1: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes and brown gravy, mixed vegetables, mixed greens, northern beans, sliced bread, carrot cake

Plate #2: spiced beef roll, pinto beans, green beans, cornbread

He also received lemonade, punch, tea, and milk.

A big thank-you to the helpful folks at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 


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