Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Davis Duplicates DeRosa, Disses Dinner

There's something in the air in Oklahoma. For the second time in a week, a death row inmate turned down the chance to order a special last meal. Just like James DeRosa, executed seven days ago, Brian Davis said "thanks but no thanks" to one of those tasty $15-or-under fast food banquets allowed by the state. Davis was convicted of raping and killing his girlfriend's mother 12 years ago, and was DeRosa's cellmate during part of his time on death row. Maybe the two formed a last-minute weight loss pact? Decided to count calories while counting their final days? Promised each other to ban the burgers and forgo the fries?

Here's the difference, though; unlike DeRosa, Davis ate the prison's daily meal before he was executed. This consisted of BBQ bologna, bread, rice, cookies, and lemonade. Not exactly a health-conscious felon's dream feast. And not a good reason to turn down a special last meal--unless that was some really, really good BBQ bologna.

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