A peanut butter sandwich put Robert Pruett in quite a jam.
The Texas death row inmate was executed tonight for killing a prison guard in 1999 while serving a 99-year sentence for another murder. Pruett supposedly stabbed the guard in a fit of rage after the guard forbade Pruett from taking a sandwich into the recreation yard, which would have violated prison rules.
Pruett probably never wanted to see peanut butter again after his conviction. For his last meal, Pruett was served a chicken patty, mashed potatoes, country gravy, black-eyed peas, corn, sliced bread, hamburger chili, and crackers, with a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink. Because Texas no longer allows special meal requests, Pruett was served the same food as others in his unit.