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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