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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

Citations:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/23/AR2010092306827_2.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314637/Teresa-Lewis-execution-Final-meal-Virginia-death-row-prisoner.html

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