We have to admit it; when someone with a name like Michael Eggers is executed, we secretly pray that he'll order breakfast for his last meal. Maybe a nice omelette, or a plate of scrambled or poached or fried...well, you get it. Unfortunately, however, Eggers's last meal wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The convicted killer who earned his death sentence in Alabama for killing a 67-year-old former employer ordered no last meal at all, breakfast-themed or not. Instead, he just had what everyone else on his cell block was having for dinner tonight.
For his last meal, Eggers had chicken creole, dirty rice, turnip greens,
cornbread, cream corn, cake, and a grape drink. And while this Cajun feast does sound pretty tasty, it leaves few opportunities for puns.
Eggers also declined to say any last words before his execution. When the female warden asked if he wished to make a final statement, Eggers simply said, "No, ma'am."
Or is it possible that he really said, "No ham?"
One can only hope.