The Final Meals of Men Sentences to Death

The Final Meals of Men Sentences to Death

  • A convicted prisoner’s last meal is a customary ritual preceding to execution.
  • The final requests of condemned: The meals of men sentenced to death in pictures.

A convicted prisoner's last meal is a customary ritual preceding to execution. Sometimes prisoners share their final meals with a friend or even distribute the food among all of the inmates.

For an example, in historical France, a "little glass of rum" was granted just a few minutes before execution. The tradition of last meal originates from Texas around 1924. Alcohol or products of tobacco are usually denied.

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Victor Feguer


Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery - Drugs
Number of victims: 1
Date of birth: 1935
Method of murder: Shooting

Execution Method: Lethal injection.
Meal: Single olive with the pit still in it.

The last meal of Victor Feguer
Victor Feguer was a drifter who kidnapped him and killed a physician with a single gunshot to the head in order to gain access to prescription drugs.

Allen Lee 'Tiny' Davis


Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 1 - 3 +
Date of birth: 1951
Method of murder: Shooting

Execution Method: Electric chair.
Meal: A lobster tail, fried potatoes, a half pound of fried shrimp, six ounces of fried clams, half a loaf of garlic bread, and 32 ounces of A&W Root Beer.

The last meal of ViAllen Lee 'Tiny' Davis
Allen Lee 'Tiny' Davis killed three months pregnant Nancy Weiler and her two daughters. His execution drew nationwide media attention after he bled profusely from the nose while being electrocuted.

Angel Nieves Diaz


Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 3
Date of birth: 1944
Method of murder: Beating with handgun / Shooting

Execution Method: Lethal injection.
Meal: Shredded turkey with taco seasoning, shredded cheese, rice, pinto beans, tortilla shells, apple crisp, and iced tea anyways. He refused to eat it.

The last meal of Angel Devez Niaz
Angel Devez Niaz shot and killed the manager of a strip club in 1979. He maintained his innocence until his death.

John Wayne Gacy


Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape
Number of victims: 33
Date of birth: 1942
Method of murder: Strangulation

Execution Method: Lethal injection.
Meal: 12 fried shrimps, one bucket of original recipe KFC fried chicken, french fries and one pound of strawberries.

The last meal of John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy aka the Killer Clown sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men.

Ricky Ray Rector


Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Argument - Revenge
Number of victims: 2
Date of birth: 1950
Method of murder: Shooting

Execution Method: Lethal injection.
Meal: Steak, fried chicken, cherry Kool-aid and pecan pie. He left the pecan pie on the side of the tray and told the guards he was saving it "for the later."

The last meal of Ricky Ray Rector
Ricky Ray Rector killed a man in a nightclub and police officer Robert Martin who had negotiated his surrender. He then shot himself in the head in a suicide attempt, but only resulted in a lobotomy.

Ronnie Lee Gardnet


Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery - Escape attempt
Number of victims: 2
Date of birth: 1961
Method of murder: Shoooting

Execution Method: Firing squad.
Meal: Lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-Up.

The last meal of Ronnie Lee Gardnet
Ronnie Lee Gardnet killed Melvyn John Otterstrom during a robbery in Salt Lake City. When he moved to a court hearing for the homicide, he shot attorney Michael Burdell in an unsuccessful escape attempt and was eventually tried to two homicides. Because his numerous appeals, the Utah House of Representatives introduced legislation to limit the number of appeals in capital cases.

Stephen Anderson


Classification: Murderer
Classification: Serial killer
Number of victims: 8
Date of birth: 1953
Method of murder: Shooting

Execution Method: Lethal injection.
Meal: Two grilled cheese sandwiches, one pint of cottage cheese, a hominy/corn mixture, one slice of peach pie, one pint of chocolate chip ice cream, and radishes.

The last meal of Stephen Anderson
Stephen Anderson escaped from prison 1979, after which he worked for drug traffickers and committed a contract killing in the Salt Lake County.

Timothy McVeigh


Classification: Mass murderer
Characteristics: Revenge for Waco Siege and Ruby Ridge"
Number of victims: 168
Date of birth: 1968
Method of murder: Bombing

Execution Method: Lethal injection.
Meal: Two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream

The last meal of Timothy McVeigh
Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist who orchestrated the Oklahoma City bombing -- an attack killed 168 people and injured over 600 -- hoping to inspire a revolt against the federal government.
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