Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hook-ed on Fast Food

Convicted killer Robert Van Hook was executed by the state of Ohio this morning. Van Hook earned his death sentence for stabbing and strangling a man he picked up in a gay bar and intended to rob. Van Hook's lawyers claimed "gay panic defense" in court, but prosecutors countered by calling that claim "bullcrap."

For his last meal, Van Hook had three double cheeseburgers, three orders of fries, a whole strawberry cheesecake with whipped cream, a vanilla milkshake, and grapefruit juice.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Live Fast, Die Young

Christopher Young was executed by the state of Texas tonight. Young earned his death sentence for killing a convenience store owner during an attempted robbery in 2004, but he claimed he only committed the murder because he'd drunk nearly two dozen beers and been snorting cocaine at the time--and on a Sunday morning, no less.

Ah, to be Young and foolish.

Before he died, Young uttered the last words, "I can taste it in my throat." Was he talking about justice, the execution drugs, or the remnants of his last meal, which was BBQ chopped brisket, mashed potatoes with country gravy, vegetarian beans, chilled pasta salad, corn, pinto beans, and sliced bread, with a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink?