Wednesday, January 20, 2016

For Masterson, Execution is a Drag

After serving nearly 15 years on death row, convicted killer Richard Masterson was executed by the state of Texas tonight. Masterson earned his death sentence for the murder of a female impersonator who went by the name Brandi Houston, a crime Masterson’s lawyers claimed was an “accident” following an evening of rough sex. The two met at a bar where they hit it off instantly, but the man in a dress quickly became a man in distress when Masterson strangled Houston then stole his car.

With apologies to the brave crewmen of the Apollo 13, this time it was Houston who had a problem.

Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Masterson was served the same food as others in his unit today. For his last meal, Richard Masterson had baked chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy, carrots, black-eyed peas, and sliced bread, with a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink.