Friday, December 9, 2016

Eagle Eats Chicken

Despite two last-minute stays issued by the US Supreme Court, Ronald Smith was executed late last night by the state of Alabama for a murder he committed in 1994. During a convenience store robbery, Smith pistol-whipped a store clerk then shot him through the head when the man wouldn’t open the cash register.

Smith, a former Eagle Scout, dined on a three-piece fried chicken meal with French fries prior to his lethal injection.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oops, I Did It Again

Thanks to a sharp-eyed fan of the blog, I've just realized that I neglected to mark the execution of Steven Spears (no relation to Britney) last month. My apologies, dear readers!

On November 16, convicted killer Steven Spears was executed by the state of Georgia. Spears earned his death sentence for killing an ex-girlfriend because he believed she was seeing another man. Spears came up with four different plans for killing his former love interest, including electrocution, bludgeoning, shooting, and strangling, with strangling chosen as the method of choice. (It's ironic that a man named Spears never considered stabbing his victim with a sharp, pointed weapon) Spears hid in a closet at his victim's house for several hours, then crept out once his former girlfriend was asleep. He choked the woman into unconsciousness then put a plastic bag over her head and wrapped it with duct tape.

Spears never fought his death sentence in court and never showed remorse for his crime. "If I had to do it again, I'd do it," he remarked.

For his last meal, Spears ordered only a large meat pizza.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lay Down Sallie

William Sallie was executed by the state of Georgia tonight for the murder of his father-in-law in 1990. Sallie barged into the rural home where his estranged wife and child were staying, shot his wife's parents, and abducted his wife and her sister. Sallie's mother-in-law survived the attack, but her husband was pronounced dead at the scene.

For his last meal, William Sallie requested a pizza with sausage and pepperoni, buffalo chicken wings, and a large soda.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Law Triumphs Over Lawler

Convicted killer Gregory Paul Lawler was executed by the state of Georgia tonight for the murder of an Atlanta police officer in 1997. According to witnesses, Lawler shot two police officers without provocation as they were escorting Lawler’s drunken girlfriend home after Lawler and the girl had a dispute. Lawler used an AR-15 loaded with body armor-piercing bullets during the crime that left one office dead and another critically injured.

For his last meal, Lawler ordered a rib eye steak, a baked potato with sour cream, asparagus, dinner rolls with butter, French onion soup, strawberries, pistachio ice cream, and apple juice.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Last Meal Makes Fuller Fuller

Barney Ronald Fuller Jr. was executed by the state of Texas tonight for a double murder he committed in 2003. After feuding with his neighbors for years, Fuller shot and killed the married couple and wounded one of their children after firing 60 rounds into their house with an assault rifle. Fuller first shot the husband, then announced “Party’s over, bitch,” before he killed the wife. 

“It’s just a heinous crime,” said Randy Hargrove, a former deputy who worked the crime scene. “It’s really sad…but you reap what you sow. If you plant corn, you don’t harvest peas.”

Fuller had neither corn nor peas with his last meal, but he did have a boatload of beans. His entire last meal menu consisted of Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pinto beans, sliced bread, pear crisp, and a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink. Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Fuller was served the same food as others in his unit.

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, 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.