You know how sleepy you get after a big turkey dinner on Thanksgiving? Well, just imagine if you followed that up with a lethal injection!
Convicted killer Michael Lambrix took just such a permanent snoozefest courtesy of the state of Florida last night. Lambrix earned his death sentence for killing two people during a night of heavy drinking in 1983. One victim was choked while another was beaten with a tire iron, with all of the mayhem occurring during the course of a nice spaghetti dinner.
For his last meal, Lambrix chose a different type of dinner: a traditional Thanksgiving meal. He was given a turkey breast and drumstick, giblet gravy,
stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and brown sugar, mixed vegetables
with butter, a soft dinner roll with honey and butter, pumpkin pie with whipped
cream, chocolate milk and vanilla caramel gelato ice cream.
In an attempt to experience every holiday one last time before he died, Lambrix also asked for permission to paint Easter eggs, go trick or treating on his cell block, and hang a stocking at the end of the execution table. He also asked that the liquid drugs used for his lethal injection be dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. These requests were denied.