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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 

Citations (Milk and cofee):
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2010/09/convicted_killer_cal_coburn_brown_readied_for_execution_in_washington.html
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/killer-on-death-row-16-years-is-executed/
http://o.seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012856652_execution10m.html

Citations (Root Beer):
http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/brown1226.htm
http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b1/brown-cal-coburn.htm
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/texas-locks-down-last-meal-requests/
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/09/washington_death_row_inmates_a.html

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 

Citations:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_meal
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Neil_Tucker
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62470462

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