For those who are wondering, we're still trying to track down the last meal of Alfredo Prieto, executed tonight by the state of Virginia for the murder of a young couple.
As readers of our book know, Virginia isn't exactly a fountain of information when it comes to revealing the last meals of their executed inmates:
This state ranks as a major disappointment in the world of
death row dining. Not only is the
condemned man forced to choose his final meal from the bland, ordinary foods
commonly available in the prison kitchen, but Virginia is the only state where
the convict may opt to keep his choice of a last meal hidden from the
press. This unsavory practice ensures
that while the condemned man chows down, the public’s appetite for information
goes unsatisfied. Come on, Virginia; get
with the program!