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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Charles Warner

Offender: Charles Warner murdered a young girl, the daughter of the woman he was living with.

Meal: Charles Warner chose a Big Mac, Coke, hot wings, coleslaw, potato wedges, gummy worms, and fruit cocktail. I got the first two at McDonald's, the next three from KFC, and the last two from Walmart.

State: Oklahoma

Cost: $4.19(hot wings) + $2.39(potato wedges) + $2.39(coleslaw)  + $4.39(big mac) + $1.00(drink) + $1.08(fruit cocktail) + 1.00(gummy worms) = $16.44

Citation: http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage1/oklahoma-executes-charles-warner-in--minute-procedure-state-says/article_134dd8b3-0024-574e-a732-f3b466274f1c.html

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Frederick Treesh

Offender: Frederick Treesh robbed a adult bookstore, and shot a security guard.

Meal: Frederick Treesh had a steak, eggs, hash browns, onion rings, fried mushrooms, and a hot fudge sundae. I had the steak and eggs from Carol's Garden, the onion rings and mushrooms from Brown's Chicken, and the sundae as well as more hash browns from McDonald's.

State: Ohio

Cost: $16.99(steak, egg, and hash browns) + $2.69(mushrooms) + 1.99(onion rings) + $1.00(hash browns) + $1.00(sundae) = $23.67

Citation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2289204/Frederick-Treesh-case-Ohio-death-row-inmate-death-1994-murder-security-guard-week-long-crime-rampage.html

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Juan Raul Garza

Offender: Juan Raul Garza was a drug lord who convicted killing three associates who he suspected of being informants. He arranged two of the murders, and commited one personally. His crimes fell under the Anti-Drug Abuse act which has a federal death penalty for drug related murders. 

Meal: Juan Raul Garza choose steak, fries, onion rings, diet coke, and three slices of bread. I got a sirloin steak dinner from Denny's, which included sides, a a drink, and I asked for three slices of bread but only got two.

Cost: $11.69(sirloin steak dinner)

Citation: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-06-20/news/0106200204_1_warden-harley-lappin-juan-raul-garza-execution-room

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stanley Williams

Offender: Stanley "Tookie Williams was one of the founder of the "Crips" street gang. He was convicted of murdering a gas station clerk and a family that owned a motel. 

Meal: Stanley Williams chose oatmeal and milk. I got the oatmeal and milk at Walgreen's, used some of the milk to cook the oatmeal, and put the rest in a glass. 

State: California

Meal: $2.29(oatmeal) + $1.99(milk) = $4.28

Citation: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/WILLIAMS-EXECUTED-LAST-HOURS-Gang-co-founder-2557277.php 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jimmy Dill

Offender: Jimmy Dill killed Leon Shaw, a drug dealer on work release, and robbed him of cash and cocaine.

Meal: Jimmy Dill choose fried chicken, okra, root beer, and a biscuit, which I got from Brown's Chicken. 

State: Alabama

Cost: $5.49(Two piece chicken meal) + $0.60(misc cost) = $6.09

Citation: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/04/_specialthe_state_of_alabama.html

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Barton Kay Kirkham

Offender: Barton Kay Kirkham robbed a store, killing two clerks. 

Meal: Barton Kay Kirkham choose pizza and ice cream. I got a mod sized pizza from Mod's Pizza with sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, and bacon; and a single scoop of cookies and cream from Oberweis.

State: Utah

Cost: $7.87(pizza) + 3.79(ice cream) = $10.66

Citation: http://historytogo.utah.gov/salt_lake_tribune/in_another_time/012896.html

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Allen Lee Davis

Offender: Allen Lee Davis murdered a pregnant woman and her two daughters.

Meal: Allen Lee Davis choose fried potatoes, fried shrimp, fried clams, lobster tail, garlic bread, and root beer. I got the root beer at Walgreen's and the rest at Jewel.

State: Florida

Total Cost: $6.99(lobster tail) + $4.93(shrimp) + $1.99(garlic bread) + $1.98(clams) + $1.89(root beer) + $0.87(potato) = $18.65

Adjusted Cost: $6.99(lobster tail) + $4.93(shrimp) + $0.99(garlic bread) + $1.98(clams) + $1.89(root beer) + $0.87(potato) = $18.65

Citation: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1999-07-14/features/9907140108_1_allen-lee-davis-death-row-electric-chair

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tag Guide

  • Not Last Meal: The prisoner is issued a last meal, which ends up not being there last meal due to a stay of execution.
  • Standard Meal: The prisoner receives the standard meal of the day, the same as the other prisoners. This can be due to the prisoner declining a last meal, or due to the state not offering last meals.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kenneth McDuff

Offender: Kenneth McDuff was a serial killer who killed several women, despite being on parole for a triple homicide.

Meal: Kenneth McDuff choose a hamburger steak. I bought a half pound of ground beef, an onion and beef broth for gravy, and rice as a side and to soak up some of the leftover broth.

State: Texas

Cost: $2.72(beef) + $1.67(rice) + $0.75(broth) + $0.33(onion) = $5.47

Citation: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2004/mar/14/foodanddrink.features12

Friday, November 3, 2017

Jimmy Gray

Offender: Jimmy Gray murdered a young girl by suffocating her in mud.

Meal: Jimmy Gray choose a burrito, an enchilada, rice, beans, strawberries, and milk. I had all of the food from Burrito Parrilla, except for the strawberries and milk which were from Jewel.

State: Mississippi

Cost: $10.99(enchilada meal) + $7.49(burrito) + $4.61(strawberries) + $1.67(milk) = $24.76

Citation: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/09/01/Jimmy-Lee-Gray-died-in-the-cyanide-filled-gas-chamber/2774431236800/

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wesley Baker

Offender: Wesley Baker killed a woman who was leaving the mall with her young grandchildren.

Meal: Wesley Baker received the standard meal of pasta marinara, breaded fish, beans, bread, milk, and orange juice. The pasta and sauce were leftovers from Ultra Foods and Caputo's respectively, and the rest were from Jewel.

State: Maryland

Total Cost: $0.99(beans) + $1.99(milk) + $1.49(orange juice) + $4.99(salmon fillets) + $3.49(bread loaf) + $1.39(linguine) + $2.29(pasta sauce) = $16.63

Adjusted Cost: $0.45(beans) + $1.99(milk) + $1.49(orange juice) + $1.66(salmon fillets) + $0.21(bread slice) + $0.28(linguine) + $0.38(pasta sauce) = $6.36

Citation: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-te.md.baker06dec06-story.html

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Troy Davis

Offender: Troy Davis was assaulted a man, and then shot a cop who intervened.

Meal: Troy Davis refused a special meal and received a standard meal consists of cheeseburgers, grape soda, potatoes, coleslaw, cookies, and baked beans. I got the burgers and drink from Smokehouse and the rest from Jewel.

State: Georgia

Cost: $8.50(burgers) + $1.75(soda) + $1.00(beans) + $0.99 (cookies) + $0.92(coleslaw) + $2.31(potatoes) = $15.47

Citation: http://www.cbs46.com/story/15470025/death-row-inmate-troy-davis-declined-special-last-meal

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Michael Ross

Offender: Micheal Ross was a serial killer who killed several women in Connecticut

Meal: Micheal Ross declined a special meal and instead choose the standard meal of turkey la king with rice and vegetables, a slice of bread, a fruit, and a drink.

Total Cost: $1.09(peas) + $1.79(olives) + $2.99(celery) + $1.29(beans) + $2.79(rice) + 1.25(hominy) + $1.11(corn) + $0.79(broth) + $1 .88(turkey dinner) + $3.49(bread loaf) + 1.79(milk bottle) + $1.28(peach) = $17.46

Adjusted Cost: $0.36(peas) + $.60(olives) + $0.66(celery) + $1.29(beans) + $0.55(rice) + $0.31(hominy) + $0.22(corn) + $0.21(bread slice) + 1.79(milk bottle) +$1.28(peach) =  $7.27

State: Connecticut

Citation: http://www.lifedeathprizes.com/real-life-crime/michael-ross-killer-who-wanted-to-die-17213

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ignacio Cuevas

Offender: Ignacio Cuevas, along with two other inmates, held a unit of the Huntsville prison hostage. When prison officials broke the siege, he was the only survivor.

Meal: Ignacio Cuevas chose chicken and dumplings, rice, black eyed peas, sliced bread, and black eyed peas. For the tea I mixed Mio Lemonade and Sweet Tea mixes from Walgreen's. Everything else was from Jewel.

Total Cost: $2.99(chicken and dumplings) + $1.67(rice) + $2.50(black eyed peas) + 3.99(tea) + $3.99(lemonade) + $3.49(bread loaf) = $15.14

Adjusted Cost: $2.99(chicken and dumplings) + $0.83(rice) + $0.50(black eyed peas) + $0.12(tea) + $0.12(lemonade) + $0.21(bread slice) = $4.77

State: Texas

Citation: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/05/23/Only-inmate-prison-siege-survivor-executed/7926674971200/

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rainey Bethea

Offender: Rainey Bethea broke into the home of an elderly woman, murdered her, and stole her belongings. He was the last inmate to be executed in public.

Meal: Rainey Bethea chose a pork chop, fried chicken, cornbread, pickles, mashed potatoes, lemon pie, and ice cream. All of those I got from Jewel. He can be seen here eating the pie.

Total Cost: $12.56(pork chops) + $1.79 (pickles) + $2.99(lemon pie) + $3.99(mashed potatoes) + $1.99(chicken breast) + $1.77(cornbread) + $4.49(ice cream) = $29.58

Cost: $2.09(pork chop) + $0.53 (pickles) + $1.49(lemon pie) + $1.99(mashed potatoes) + $1.99(chicken breast) + $1.77(cornbread) + $0.75(ice cream) = $10.65

State: Kentucky

Citation: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2016/01/last-public-execution-united-states/

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Louis Jones

Offender: Louis Jones was an army veteran who murdered an army recruit on an army base in Texas. Due to the killing happening on federal property, it was declared a federal crime. Jones was initially held in the Huntsville Unit before being transferred to Terre Haute in Indiana for execution.

Meal: Louis Jones choose peaches, nectarines, and plums.

Cost: $1.28(peach) + $1.44(white peach) + $1.26(yellow nectarine) + $1.31(white nectarine) + $0.59 black plum + $0.78(pluot) = $6.66

Citation: https://web.archive.org/web/20030410195703/http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/7/029749-4807-093.html

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Daniel Lucas

Offender: Daniel Lucas and his accomplice Brandon Rhode broke into a house and killed the father and his son and daughter.

Meal: Daniel Lucas choose meat pizza, a steak and cheese calzone, a chef salad with ranch and honey mustard dressing, a stuffed mushroom, and orange juice. I got all of the items from Jewel. 

Total Cost: $1.49(orange juice) + $1.49(pizza) + $3.79(calzone) + $5.00(stuffed mushrooms) + 3.99(chef salad) + $0.79(honey mustard dressing) = $16.55

Cost: $1.49(orange juice) + $1.49(pizza) + $3.79(calzone) + $2.50(stuffed mushroom) + 3.99(chef salad) + $0.79(honey mustard dressing) = $13.35

State: Georgia

Citation: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-georgia-execution-idUSKCN0XO1C2

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Charles Starkweather

Offender: Charles Starkweather killed a gas station owner. Then along with his girlfriend and accomplice Caril Ann Fugate, went on a killing spre, targeting Caril's family and then killing two other families. 

Meal: Charles Starkweather choose cold cuts as his last meal. I choose two slices of sausage and salami, and a slice of roast beef and turkey from the Jewel deli counter.

Cost: $0.15(salami) + $0.84(roast beef) + $0.35(turkey) + $0.50(sausage) = $1.86

Citation: http://www.press53.com/Usual_Punishment.pdf

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kenneth Williams

Offenders: Kenneth Williams kidnapped a cheerleader and her boyfriend, killed her, and then killed another man. For this he was given a life sentence, but escaped from prison. On the lam he murdered a man, and killed another in a car crash. He was last of a controversial quadruple execution, done to use drugs before they expired.

Meal: Kenneth Williams chose the Holy Communion, but also got the standard meal of two chicken pieces, two cinnamon rolls, the slices of bread, two cookies, tomatoes, rices, corn, and beans, and punch. I got the chicken, rolls, bread at Jewel; and the cookies, vegetables, and punch from Walgreen's.

Total Cost: $1.11(corn) + $1.19(tomatoes) + $0 .89(cookies) + $1.29(beans) + $2.79(rice) + $3.99(punch concentrate) + $2.98(chicken) + $2.50(cinnamon rolls)  + $3.49(bread loaf) = $19.23

Adjusted Cost: $0.22(corn) + $.30(tomatoes) + $0.89(cookies) + $1.29(beans) +$0.55(rice) + $0.24(punch concentrate) + $2.98(chicken) + $1.25(cinnamon rolls) + $0.43(bread slices) = $7.71

State: Arkansas

Citation: http://www.4029tv.com/article/kenneth-williams-takes-communion-with-last-meal/9573659

Brandon Rhode

Offender: Brandon Rhode and his accomplice Daniel Lucas broke into a house and killed the father and his son and daughter.

 Meal: Brandon Rhode received the standard meal of a chili dog, tater tots, coleslaw, carrots, fruit punch, and cake. I got the hot dog at Smokehouse and the rest at Jewel. 

Total Cost: 1.79(fruit punch) + 3.49(tater tots) + 1.50(carrots) + 1.26(coleslaw) + 2.50(carrot cake) + 3.69(chili dog) = $14.23

Adjusted Cost: 1.79(fruit punch) + 0.35(tater tots) + 1.50(carrots) + 1.26(coleslaw) + 2.50(carrot cake) + 3.69(chili dog) = $10.88

State: Georgia

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gary Heidnik

Offender: Gary Heidnik kidnapped several women who he abused, and killed two of them. He was one of the inspirations for Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs

Meal: Gary Heidnik choose two slice of pizza and two cups of black coffee. I got the pizza from Sbarro and the coffee from Gloria Jean's.

Cost: $8.18(Two slices pizza) + $2.09(Cup of coffee) = $10.27 

State: Pennslyvania

Citation: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/01/gary_heidniks_execution_in_199.html 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

William Zuern

Offender: William Zuern was in jail for a suspected murder. After a fellow inmate told the guards that Zuern had a shank, Zuern used it to kill one of them. 

Meal: William Zuern choose cherry cheesecake, garlic bread, lasagna, chocolate milk, mashed potatoes with gravy, macaroni and cheese, and corn. I get the garlic bread and cheesecake from Ultra Foods as leftovers from a previous meal, the milk and lasagna from Walgreen's, the mashed potatoes and mac and cheese from KFC, and the corn from Aldi when KFC was out of it.

Total Cost: Garlic Bread($1.67) + Cherry Cheesecake($3.79) + Lasagna ($2.81) + Chocolate Milk ($1.75) + KFC sides ($5.16) + Corn ($0.49) = $15.67

Adjusted Cost: Garlic Bread ($0.41) + Cherry Cheesecake($1.84) + Lasagna ($2.81) + Chocolate Milk ($1.75) + KFC sides ($5.16) + Corn ($0.18) =$12.15

State: Ohio

Citation: https://web.archive.org/web/20070622114314/http://www.cincypost.com/2004/06/08/zuernfin060804.html 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bruno Richard Hauptmann

Offender: Bruno Richard Hauptmann kidnapped Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of a famous aviator, who was found dead.

Meal: Bruno Richard Hauptmann choose cake, chicken, celery, cherries, peas, and olives. I got all of the items from Jewel, except the latter two which were from Walgreen's.

Total Cost: $1.09(peas)+ $1.79(olives) + $2.99(celery) + $0.99(cherries) + $1.99(chicken) + $2.50(cake) = $10.35

Adjusted Cost: $0.36(peas)+ $.60(olives) + $)0.66(celery) + $0.33(cherries) + $1.99(chicken) + $2.50(cake) = $4.87

State: New Jersey

Citation: https://thoughtcatalog.com/kendra-syrdal/2017/03/heres-what-18-killers-last-meal-on-death-row-looked-like/

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Westley Allan Dodd

Offender: Westley Allan Dodd abducted and killed two young brothers, and an even younger boy. 

Meal: Dodd choose salmon and potatoes. I had a half pound of boiled fingerling potatoes and a can of Chicken of the Sea salmon.

Cost: $1.60(salmon) + ) $0.43(potatoes) = $2.03

State: Washington

Citation: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/01/06/us/for-first-time-since-65-a-state-uses-its-gallows.html

Cal Coburn Brown

Offender: Cal Coburn Brown  kidnapped a woman, took her to a motel, abused her, and then left her to die in his car's trunk.

Meal: Cal Coburn Brown choose meat pizza and apple pie to eat. Accounts differ whether he drank root beer or coffee and milk. I got a mod sized pizza at Mod Pizza with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, ground beef, and salami. The rest I got at Burger King.

Cost: $7.87 (Mod Pizza) + $1.00(coffee) + $1.49(milk) + $1.69(apple pie) + $2.29(drink) = $14.34

State: Washington State 

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Charles Raumbaugh

Offender: Charles Raumbaugh robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint. When the clerk resisted, Charles killed him after a struggle.

Meal: Charles Raumbaugh choose only a flour tortilla and water. I had an El Milagro tortilla, and tap water with ice. 

Total Cost: $1.00(tortilla pack)

Adjusted Cost: $0.08(tortilla)

State: Texas

Citations: http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/11/us/man-executed-in-killing-committed-as-teen-ager.html

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

James Neil Tucker

Offender: James Neil Tucker had lived most of his life as a fugitive, escaping and being brought back to prison. His first victim, Rosa Lee Dolly Oakley, was confronted in her lawn and shot in her bedroom. After escaping, he killed another woman, Shannon Lynn Mellon, when he broke into her cottege.

Meal: James Neil Tucker choose pizza, two BLT sandwiches, and Mountain Dew. For my recreation, I had a footlong Subway sandwich with bacon, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonese; as well as a slice of cheese pizza from Eatery 425; and a 16oz bottle of Mountain Dew.

Cost: $12.92

State: South Carolina 


Martha Beck

Offender: Martha Beck was one half of the Lonely Heart Killers, the other being her husband Raymond Fernandez. 

Meal: Martha Beck chose fried chicken, fried potato, and salad. I had chicken legs and wings; salad with iceburg and romaine lettuce, feta and blue cheese, carrots and radishs, ranch and Italian dressing, and crutons; and a potato I peeled, cut, and fried. 

Cost: $5.96(fried chicken) + $5.21(salad) + $.69(potato) = $11.86

State: New York 

Citations: http://www.rowdiva.com/Beck.html

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ledell Lee

Offender: Ledell Lee murdered his neighbor Debra Reese with a tire checking bat her husband gave her. He was the first a controversial quadruple execution, done to use drugs before they expired.

Meal:  Ledell Lee inmates chose the Holy Communion.

Total cost: $9.32(grape juice) + $3.49(communion wafer package)

Adjusted cost: $0.025(grape juice) + $0.035(communion wafer) = $0.06

State: Arkansas 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Eric Nance

Offender: Eric Nance killed a woman, who was hitchhiking on account of her car breaking down.

Meal: Eric Nance choose two pints of cookie dough ice cream, two bacon cheeseburgers, two cokes, and fries. I got the ice cream at Walgreen's and the rest at Wendy's.

Cost: $18.38(Two Baconater meals) + $5.00 (Ice Cream) = $23.38

State: Arkansas

Citation: http://katv.com/news/local/looking-back-at-the-2005-execution-of-eric-nance

In Memoriam: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5386733

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Richard Kiefer

Offender: Richard Kiefer killed both his wife and daughter with a hammer. After retreating to Chicago, he went back to Indiana and surrendered to the police.

Meal: Richard Kiefer choose fried chicken, fries, vanilla ice cream, and banana cream pie. I got the chicken from KFC, the ice cream and fries from Culver's, and the pie from Jewel

Total Cost: $2.39(pie) + chicken($5.00) + $1.89(fries) + $2.29(ice cream) = $11.57

Adjusted Cost: $1.19(pie) + chicken($5.00) +  $1.89(fries) + $2.29(ice cream) = $10.37

State: Indiana

Citation: http://fwn-egen2.fortwayne.com/ns/projects/history/2000/1960/change3.php

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ray Seward

Offender: Ray Seward is a fictional character from Season Three of The Killing. He was accused of murdering his wife Tricia.

Meal: Ray Seward chose a Salisbury steak dinner with vanilla ice cream. I had a Boston Market frozen meal which came with Salisbury steak and mac and cheese, as well as a pint of deLish brand vanilla ice cream. 

Cost: $3.19(Salisbury steak dinner) + $3.29(vanilla ice cream) = $6.48

State: Washington

Citation: https://www.google.com/amp/ew.com/recap/the-killing-season-3-episode-10-recap-six-minutes/amp/

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Edward Hartman

Offender: On June 3rd 1993, Edward Hartman killed his mother's ex girlfriend, who he was still living with, to steal from him. He left the body on a chair for five days, returned to bury it, and couple weeks later lead police there when he learned he was a suspect.

Meal: Edward Hartman choose linguine with clam sauce, greek salad, cherry cheesecake, garlic bread and coke. I got all of these at Ultra Foods, making the sauce with canned clams, onions, and garlic.

Total Cost: Linguine($1.39) + Clams($2.49) + Onion($0.58) + Garlic($0.69) + Garlic Bread($1.67) + Cherry Cheesecake($3.79) + Greek Salad($3.99) + Coke($1.79) = $16.39

Adjusted Cost: Linguine($0.28) + Clams($0.49) + Onion($0.17) + Garlic($0.21) + Garlic Bread ($0.41) + Cherry Cheesecake($1.84) + Greek Salad($.99) + Coke($1.79) = $6.39

State: North Carolina

Citation: https://web.archive.org/web/20031022133828/http://www.newsobserver.com/front/story/2918173p-2681871c.html

Terry Douglas Clark

Offender: Terry Douglas Clark kidnapped and killed a young girl, while on bound from a previous kidnapping.

Meal: Terry Douglas Clark choose jumbo shrimp, fries, fried okra, peach cobbler, and ice cream. I got all of the food at JJ's Fish and Chicken except for the ice cream which was from McDonald's.

Cost: $11.99(shrimp and fries) + $2.49(okra) + $2.99(cobbler) + $1.49 (coke) + $1.31(ice cream cone) = $20.27

State: New Mexico

Citation: http://archives.wineskins.org/article/chaplain-at-an-execution-oct-2012/

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rodger Casement

Offender: Rodger Casement was an Irish-born English diplomat involved in the Easter Rising. He made deals with Germany during World War I for weapons and POWs to help in a rebellion.

Meal: Rodger Casement chose a communion wafer. 

Total Cost: $5.00(box of wafers)

Adjusted Cost: $0.01(single wafer)

Citation: http://hamptonsarthub.com/2016/11/18/reviews-art-review-parrish-exhibit-reveals-the-power-of-artists-choosing-artists/

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jack Jones

Offender: Jack Harold Jones chocked a woman named Mary Phillips and her daughter Lacy. The former died but the latter woke up when the police came in to take photos of the scene.

Meal: Jack Jones choose punch, three chicken breasts, potatoes, tartar sauce, chocolate shake with butterfinger crunch, three butterfinger candy bars, sliced cheese, beef jerky. I got the chicken, potatoes, and drink at KFC, the shake and tartar sauce at Culver's, and the jerky, cheese, and candy bars at Jewel. He was the second of a controversial quadruple execution, done to use drugs before they expired.

Citation: http://www.newsweek.com/arkansas-death-row-inmates-last-meals-591767

Cost: $10.49(Big Box Meal) $3.79(Shake) + $3.00(Butterfingers) + $5.99(Beef Jerky) + $1.47(Cheese)= $24.74

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Paul Ezra Rhoades

Offender: Paul Ezra Rhoades was responsible for the shooting deaths of three people, one male and two female, on separate occasions.

Meal: Paul Ezra Rhoades chose strawberry ice cream, hot dogs, beans, sauerkraut, veggie straws, and fruit with gelatin. I got the ice cream at Oberweis, the hot dogs at the adjoining That Burger Joint!, and the rest at Jewel.

Total Cost: $8.00(Hot Dogs) + $3.39(Ice Cream) + $2.99(Veggie Sticks) + $2.99(Fruit Cups) +$2.29(Sauerkraut) +$1.00(Beans) = $17.66

Adjusted Cost: $8.00(Hot Dogs) + $3.39(Ice Cream) + $.43(Veggie Sticks) + $.75(Fruit Cups) +$0.25(Sauerkraut) +$.75(Beans) = $11.59

State: Idaho

Citations: https://www.idoc.idaho.gov/content/story/front_news/rhoades_last_meal

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Marcel Williams

Offender: Marcel Williams kidnapped Stacy Errickson, forced her to withdraw money, and then killed her. 

Meal: Marcel Williams choose three chicken breasts; potato wedges mountain dew; nachos with ground beef, cheese sauce and jalapenos; banana pudding; and ice cream. I choose the chicken, wedges, and drink from KFC; the nachos from Qdoba; the pudding from Jewel; and the ice cream fro Culver's. He was the third of a controversial quadruple execution, done to use drugs before they expired.

Total Cost: $2.29(Ice Cream) + 7.80(Nachos) + $1.27(Pudding) + $10.49(Big Box Meal) = $21.75

Total Cost: $2.29(Ice Cream) + 7.80(Nachos) + $0.25(Pudding) + $10.49(Big Box Meal)) = $20.73

State: Arkansas

Citation: http://www.newsweek.com/arkansas-death-row-inmates-last-meals-591767

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hastings Arthur Wise

Offender: Hasting Arthur Wise committed a shooting spree at the R.E. Phelon lawnmower plant, due to facing racial discrimination and being fired. He killed three people, injured four, and tried to kill himself with insecticide.

Meal: Wise choose fries, coleslaw, lobster tail, banana pudding, and milk. I got the fries at Culver's, the Coleslaw at KFC, and the rest at Jewel. 

Total Cost: $2.29(coleslaw) + $2.04(fries) + $1.00(pudding) + $6.99(lobster tail) + $1.67(milk) = $13.99

Adjusted Cost: $2.29(coleslaw) + $2.04(fries) + $0.25(pudding) + $6.99(lobster tail) + $1.67(milk) = $13.24

State: South Carolina

Citation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/17/famous-last-meals_n_879020.html?slideshow=true#gallery/30000/1

John David Duty

Offender: John David Duty of robbed a store, and kidnapped a woman. He and an accomplice took her to a barn and shot her. Surprisingly, she was able to walk a mile to get help. Not content with a life sentence, Duty tried to cause trouble to force his execution. The first time, he held eight people at medical unit hostage. One of them, a psychologist, took him to his office and talked him down. The second time, Duty convinced his cellmate, to act as a hostage, and killed him. To this day, his execution is seen an example of using the state as a suicicde method.

Meal: John David Duty choose a double cheeseburger, a footlong hotdog with onions, a cherry limade, and a bannana shake. I had all the items at Sonic, with the shake replaced with Bannana Cream Pie.

Cost: $5.19(double cheeseburger) + 4.39(shake) + $3.99(footlong dog) + $2.59(limeade) = $16.16

State: Oklahoma 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Velma Barfield

Offender: Velma Barfield was a serial murderer who poisoned the elderly people she took care of, such as her husband, mother, boyfriend, and a few people she was hired as a caretaker for.

Last Meal: Velma choose a can of Coke and Cheez Doodles, which I swapped for Pepsi and Cheetos, the former I got at my college bookstore and the latter from a vending machine.

Cost: Cheetos($1.73) + $1.00(Pepsi) = $2.73

Citations: http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/03/us/first-woman-is-executed-in-us-since-1962.html

State: North Carolina

Saturday, April 22, 2017

John Martin Scripps

Offender: John Martin Scripps was a british born serial killer who traveled and preyed on fellow tourists. His first confirmed victim was a South African man named Gerard Lowe who was killed in Singapore. He later killed mother and son Canadian tourists Shelia and Darin Damude in Thailand. 

Meal: Jon Martin Scripps choose a mug of hot chocolate and pizza. For my recreation I choose a slice of Home Run Inn cheese pizza and a mug of milk with Sillycow Farms Cocoa Mix.

Total Cost: 7.99(Pizza) + 2.69(Milk) 4.99(Cocoa Powder) = $14.67

Adjusted Cost: $2.33 + $.62 + $0.19= $3.14

Citaton: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/guilty-as-charged-john-martin-scripps-befriended-tourists-then-butchered-them

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Teresa Lewis

Offender: Teresa Lewis arranged the deaths of her husband and stepson to obtain the latter's life insurance he took out in anticipation of deployment to Iraq.

Meal: Teresa Lewis choose two fried chicken breasts, buttered peas, German chocolate cake, and Dr. Pepper, which I got all at Jewel

Cost: $1.50(Dr. Pepper) + $1.99(peas) + 3.98(fried chicken) + $3.99(chocolate cake) = $11.46

State: Virginia


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin

Offenders: Arthur Lucas murdered and police informant and Ronald Turpin killed a police officer during a traffic stop after a robbery. They were the last men to be executed in Canada, the former commenting that this is "some consolation".

Meal: Both offenders had steak, potatoes, vegetables, and pie. I choose Campbell's Chunky Steak and Potato Soup with sliced carrots and celery added in, and well as slice of Eli's Cookie Cheesecake. 

Total Cost: $2.99(soup) + $2.00(pie) + $3.99(celery and carrots) =$8.98

Adjusted Cost: $2.99(soup) + $2.00(pie) + $0.49(celery and carrots) =$5.58

Citation: https://books.google.com/books?id=nDocCf_aWfwC&pg=PA174&dq=the+last+to+die+arthur+lucas+and+Ronald+Turpin&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGps7iv5HTAhWEZCYKHV_wAiEQ6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ruth Synder

Offender: Ruth Synder and her lover Henry Judd Gray killed Ruth's husband Albert, attempting multiple times and finally succeeding by strangling him. They did this to collect the insurance on his life. The crime was the inspiration for Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Meal: Ruth Synder choose Chicken Alfredo, two milkshakes, a six pack of grape soda, two milkshakes, and ice cream. I choose a Velveta Cheesy Bowl from Walgreen's, a bottle of Grape Crush and Peanut Butter Cup milkshake from the College of DuPage cafeteria, and an ice cream bar from a vending machine.

Cost: $2.82(Cheesy Bowl) + 1.55(soda) + $1.85(milkshake) + 1.75(ice cream bar) = $8.17

State: New York 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gary Lee Davis

Offender: Gary Lee Davis and his wife Rebecca Fincham kidnapped a woman named Virginia May, where he shot her with a rifle.

Meal: Gary Lee Davis choose chocolate and vanilla ice cream cups, which I had from Kilwin's.

Cost: $9.94

State: Colorado

Citation: https://web.archive.org/web/20090617133630/http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/1997/oct/14/davis-pays-final-price/

Sunday, February 26, 2017

David Alan Gore

Offender: David Alan Gore and his cousin Fred Waterfield were both serial killers who claimed six victims. Gore was spotted shooting his latest victim, leading to his arrest, and the rescue of another potential victim. 

Meal: David Alan Gore choose fried chicken, fries, and butter pecan. I had a leg and thigh pieces from KFC, and a two scoop butter pecan cup and fries from Culver's. 

Cost: $5.26(Fries and ice cream) + $4.85(Fried chicken) = $10.21

State: Florida

Citation: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20120412/gore-executed-nearly-30-years-after-string-of-murders/1

Friday, February 10, 2017

Miscellaneous Single Items

James Edward Smith:
Shot an insurance executive during a robbery. Asked for a lump of dirt for a vodoo ritual, but accepted yogurt when it was refused. I choose Peach Chobani Greek Yougurt. $1.59

Gerald Lee Mitchell
Shoot two young men he was in offering weed, killing one of them and injuring the other. The same day he killed another man for his necklace. Choose a bag of Jolly Ranchers. $2.79

Douglas Wright
Killed three homeless men by luring them with jobs. Choose a honeybun. $1.89

Delbert Boyd Teaugue
Shoot two men, killing one of them, after the man he kidnapped escaped and approached them for help. Refused a meal, but his mom made him have a hamburger. $1.29

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Karla Faye Tucker

Offender: Karla Faye Tucker and her accomplice Danny Garret broke into the home of Jerry Dean to steal his motorcycle. In the process Tucker killed Dean and a guest named Deborah Thorton with a pickaxe.

Meal: Karla Faye Tucker choose a garden salad with ranch dressing, as well as a banana and peach. I got the former two from my college cafeteria and the latter from Jewel.

Cost: $.85 + $5.67 = $6.52