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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Van Roosevelt Solomon

Offender: Van Roosevelt Solomon and accomplice Brandon Jones robbed a gas station and killed a clerk.

Meal: Van Roosevelt Solomon choose chocolate ice cream and fruit. I had a sundae, apple, peach, and raspberries from Walmart.

State: Georgia

Cost: $2.98(raspberries) + $2.47(chocolate sundae) + $1.04(granny smith apple) + $0.87(peach) = $7.36

Citation: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1985/02/20/Van-Roosevelt-Solomon-a-former-minister-who-was-once/8441477723600/ 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Francis Crowley

Offender: Francis Crowley was a New York gangster who went on a crime spree, ending with killing an officer.

Meal: Francis Crowley choose a steak with onions, fries, ice cream, melted ice cream, and apple pie. I got the steak and fries from Anyway's Pub, and the rest from Walmart.

State: New York 

Total Cost: $16.99(steak dinner) + $2.47(sundae) + $2.47(sundae) + $1.18(onions) + $0.50(apple pie) = $23.61

Adjusted Cost: $16.99(steak dinner) + $2.47(sundae) + $2.47(sundae) + $0.29(onions) + $0.50(apple pie) = $22.71

Citation: https://books.google.com/books?id=ZduLDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT90&lpg=PT90&dq=francis+crowley+last+meal&source=bl&ots=Z280lHmHSK&sig=BlGN7yPe96OaTFEU4NsrMHglLvo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjC77iU_6zfAhUOnq0KHfm2DWgQ6AEwEHoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=francis%20crowley%20last%20meal&f=false

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ajmal Kasab

Offender: Ajmal Kasab took part in a series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, opening fire on a crowded train station and killing dozens. He was the only one to be captured alive.

Meal: Ajmal Kasab had a basket of tomatoes, as well as a standard meal of dal soup, roti bread, rice and vegatables. I had the tomatoes at Walmart, and the rest at Taj Mahal Indian Restaraunt.

Country: India

Cost: $10.00(vegetable biryani) + $3.00(dal soup) + $2.00(roti bread) + $2.98(tomatoes) =  $17.98

  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kasab-sang-in-cell-the-night-before/articleshow/17315687.cms
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/No-more-non-vegetarian-food-for-Ajmal-Kasab/articleshow/13323882.cms

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Eddie Wayne Davis

Offender: Eddie Wayne Davis kidnapped and killed the daughter of his girlfriend.

Meal: Eddie Wayne Davis choose a chopped steak with onions, fries, dr pepper, corn, brussel sprouts, and cherry ice cream. I had the first three at Carol's Garden and the last three from Walmart.

State: Florida

Total Cost: $13.99(chopped steak) + $2.25(soda) + $4.28(ice cream) + $1.97(brussel sprouts) + $1.00(corn) = $23.49

Cost: $13.99(chopped steak) + $2.25(soda) + $4.28(ice cream) + $0.66(brussel sprouts) + $0.33(corn) = $21.41

Citation: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2687705/Eddie-Wayne-Davis-raped-ex-girlfriends-11-year-old-daughter-suffocating-death-executed-Florida.html 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Durlyn Eddmonds

Offender: Durlyn Eddmonds suffocated a young boy.

Meal: Durlyn Eddmonds had fried chicken, mac and cheese, and apple pie. I had them all at Walmart.

Cost: $4.48(tender plate) + $0.50(pie) = $4.98

State: Illinois

Citation: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-11-19-9711190202-story.html

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Calvin King

Offender: Calvin King murdered a man in a motel after a drug deal.

Meal: Calvin King choose half of a chicken with garlic powder and red pepper, dr pepper, hot sauce, and fries. I had the chicken and drink from Boston Market, substituting dr pepper with root beer; the hot sauce, garlic powder, and red pepper from Jewel; and the fries from McDonalds.

State: Texas

Cost: $8.99(chicken) + $2.19(drink) + $3.49(red pepper) + $2.99(garlic powder) + $2.99(hot sauce) + $2.39(fries) = $21.04

Citation: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/king802.htm

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Brandon Jones

Offender: Brandon Jones and accomplice Van Roosevelt Solomon robbed a gas station and killed a clerk.

Meal: Brandon Jones declined a special meal, and received a standard meal of chicken and rice, white beans, rutabagas, white beans, turnip greens, cornbread, bread pudding, and fruit punch. I had all of this from Walmart.

State: Georgia

Total Cost: $7.94(bread pudding) + $3.24(cornbread) + $1.88(chicken and rice) + $1.34(fruit punch) + $1.24(white beans) +  $0.98(turnip greens) + $0.84(rutabagas) = $17.46

Adjusted Cost: $1.76(bread pudding) + $1.22(cornbread) + $1.88(chicken and rice) + $1.34(fruit punch) + $0.62(white beans) +  $0.11(turnip greens) + $0.42(rutabagas) = $7.35

Citation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3427744/Georgia-set-execute-oldest-death-row-inmate.html 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Billy Rae Irick

Offender: Billy Rae Irick abused and killed a girl he was babysitting.

Meal: Billy Rae Irick choose a double cheeseburger, onion rings, and a Pepsi. I got it from Culver's.

State: Tennesee

Cost: $7.89(double cheeseburger basket) + $1.00(premium side) = $8.89

Citation: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/08/08/billy-ray-irick-tennessee-execution-paula-dyer-death-penalty-lethal-injection/937179002/

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Manuel Pardo

Offender: Manuel Pardo was an ex-officer who murdered an number of people he claimed were drug dealers.

Meal: Manuel Pardo had rice, red beans, olive oil, pork, tomatoes, plantains, avocados, Cuban coffee, eggnog, and pumpkin pie. I had all of this from Walmart.

State: Florida

Total Cost: $5.58(pork roast) + $4.33(Cuban coffee) + $3.98(olive oil) + $2.97 (pumpkin pie) + $2.50(eggnog) + $1.54(rice and beans mix) + $1.28(avocado) + $0.92(tomato) + $0.62(plantain) = $23.72

Total Cost: $0.70(pork roast) + $0.21(Cuban coffee) + $0.40(olive oil) +$0.59(pumpkin pie slice) + $0.88(eggnog) + $0.51(rice and beans mix) + $.42(avocado) + $0.30(tomato) + $0.20(plantain) = $4.32

Citation: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-cop-manuel-pardo-executed-in-fla-for-9-murders/

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Walter Moody

Offender: Walter Moody killed a federal judge with a bomb.

Meal: Walter Moody had two Philly cheesesteaks, two Dr. Peppers, a bag of chips, M&Ms, and an Almond Hershey's bar. I had all of them from Walmart.

State: Alabama

Cost: $2.78(cheesesteak) + $2.78(cheesesteak) + $1.78(Dr. Pepper) + $1.78(Dr. Pepper) + $1.48(chips) + $1.34(M&Ms) + 0.78(Hershey's) = $12.72

Citation: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/04/execution_of_alabamas_oldest_d.html

Barney Fuller

Offender: Barney Fuller went on a shooting rampage, killing a couple and wounding their son.

Meal: Barney Fuller received the standard meal of Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, bread, pinto beans, green beans, and pear crisp. He had a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.

State: Texas

Total Cost: $2.48(crisp mix) + $2.18(Salisbury steak dinner) + $2.08(butter) + $1.68(tea) + 1.64(bread loaf) + $1.08 (sliced pears) + $0.92(pinto beans) + $0.88(green beans) = $12.94

Adjusted Cost: $2.48(crisp mix) + $2.18(Salisbury steak dinner) + $2.08(butter) + $0.23(tea) + 1.64(bread loaf) + $1.08 (sliced pears) + $0.92(pinto beans) + $0.88(green beans) = $11.49

Citation: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/a-year-of-killing-photographer-recreates-the-last-meals-of-2016s-death-row-inmates/19/

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Frank Spisak

Offender: Frank Spisak was a racist serial killer who killed three men, and wounded a man and woman at Cleveland State University.

Meal: Frank Spisak choose spaghetti with tomato sauce, salad with Italian dressing, chocolate cake, root beer, coffee, and milk. I had the dressing from Jewel, the coffee and milk from McDonald's, and the rest from Portillo's. 

State: Ohio

Cost: $7.59(spaghetti) + $3.19(salad) + $2.89(cake) + $2.39(drink) + $1.29(milk) + $1.00(coffee) + $0.79(dressing) + $0.79(dressing) = $19.93

Citation: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357845/Frank-Spisak-execution-Death-Rows-longest-serving-inmate-faces-lethal-injection-today.html

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Oscar Ray Bollin

Offender: Oscar Ray Bolin was a serial killer who killed three women.

Meal: Oscar Ray Bolin choose a rib eye steak, medium rare; a baked potato with butter and sour cream; a salad made of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato; Coca-Cola; baked garlic bread; lemon meringue pie. I had the garlic bread from Lou Malnati's, the pie from Walmart, and the rest from Outback.

State: Flordia

Cost: $21.49 (steak and sides) + $2.99(drink) + $4.84(garlic bread) + $2.48(pie) = $31.80

Citation: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/execution-of-oscar-ray-bolin-under-delay-for-final-appeal-to-us-supreme/2260491

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Leo Echegaray

Offender: Leo Echegaray sexually abused his young stepdaughter. 

Meal: Leo Echegaray had sardines and dried fish. I had three can of sardines from Walmart; with water, oil, and mustard. I got packs of salmon, tuna, and trout jerky from Mountain America Jerky.

Country: Philippines

Total Cost: $11.95(tuna jerky) + $11.95(salmon jerky) + $9.95(trout jerky) + $1.00(mustard sardines) + $1.00(oil sardines) + $1.00(water sardines) = $36.85  

Adjusted Cost: $3.98(tuna jerky) + $3.98(salmon jerky) + $9.95(trout jerky) + $1.00(mustard sardines) + $1.00(oil sardines) + $1.00(water sardines) = $36.85  

Citation: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/248007.stm

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Kenneth Fults

Offender: Kenneth Fults murdered his neighbor as part of a crime spree.

Meal: Kenneth Fults choose a T-bone steak, brown rice, apple juice, and a baked potato. I got the steak from Denny's, the rice from Jewel, the juice from Walgreen's, and the potato from Wendy's.

State: Georgia

Total Cost: $10.99(steak) + $2.49(rice) + $1.99(apple juice) + $1.89(potato) = $17.36

Adjusted Cost: $10.99(steak) + $1.25(rice) + $1.99(apple juice) + $1.89(potato) = $16.12

Citation: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/murderer-kenneth-fults-requests-steak-dinner-for-last-meal/cDJi71gNwuEHMOOdN9jqMK/

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Donald Beaty

Offender: Donald Beaty kidnapped a young girl, and suffocated her trying to keep her quiet.

Meal: Donald Beaty choose a chimichanga, a cheeseburger, fries, pepsi, and rocky road ice cream. I had the ice cream at Baskin Robbins and the rest of the meal at La Campana. 

State: Arizona

Cost: $10.95(chimichanga) + $5.95(burger) + $2.00(fries) + $4.29(ice cream) = $23.19

Citation: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/tempe-girl-s-killer-executed-with-st-arizona-use-of/article_29a0d336-8727-11e0-b906-001cc4c002e0.html

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pablo Vasquez

Offender: Pablo Vasquez killed a young boy while they walked home from a party.

Meal: Pablo Vasquez had a standard meal of Salisbury steak, gravy, a brownie, ranch beans, peas, mixed vegetables, and rice. I had all of it from Walmart.

State: Texas

$2.87(Salisbury dinner) + $1.84(rice) +$1.48(peas and carrots) + $1.34(fruit punch) + $0.98(ranch beans) + $0.72(beans) = $7.75

$2.87(Salisbury dinner) + $0.92(rice) + $1.48(peas and carrots) + $1.34(fruit punch) + $0.98(ranch beans) + $0.72(beans) = $6.77 

Citation: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/a-year-of-killing-photographer-recreates-the-last-meals-of-2016s-death-row-inmates/

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mark Hopkinson

Offender: Mark Hopkinson ordered the house of a lawyer bombed, killing him along his wife and son. He then had one of his accomplices murdered for turning on him.

Meal: Mark Hopkinson had pizza which he shared with family. I photographed the four pizzas from Rossetti's that we ate when he had relatives visit.

State: Wyoming

Cost:  $23.49(veggie pizza) + $20.74(pepperoni pizza) + $20.74(sausage pizza) + $19.99(cheese pizza) = $84.96

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Richard Masterson

Offender: Richard Masterson strangled a man that he meet at a bar.

Meal: Richard Masterson choose baked chicken, mashed potatoes, black eyed peas, carrots, and sliced bread. To drink he had a choice of water, punch, or tea. I had baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and raspberry iced tea from Brown's Chicken; and peas, carrots, and bread from Walmart.

State: Texas

Total Cost: $4.99(chicken and side) + $2.25(drink) + $1.64(bread loaf) + $0.72(beans) + $0.68(carrots) = $10.28

Adjusted Cost: $4.99(chicken and side) + $2.25(drink) + $0.23(bread slices) + $0.36(beans) + $0.34(carrots) = $8.17

Citation: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/a-year-of-killing-photographer-recreates-the-last-meals-of-2016s-death-row-inmates/8/

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Carey Dean Moore

Offender: Carey Dean Moore killed two taxicab drivers.

Meal: Carey Dean Moore choose pizza and strawberry cheesecake. I got the cheesecake at Walmart and the pizza at the attached Subway.

State: Nebraska

Total Cost: $5.75(pizza) + $2.98(cheesecake package) = $8.73

Adjusted Cost: $5.75(pizza) + $1.49(strawberry cheesecake) = $8.24

Citation: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/cabdriver-killer-known-for-swapping-places-with-brother-on-death-row-executed/news-story/e2de6e5cb234b1a7444011edf5c24a39

Saturday, September 29, 2018

James Earhart

Offender: James Earhart kidnapped and shot a girl.

Meal: James Earhart had a steak, fries, and a vanilla shake.

State: Texas

Cost: $11.69(steak dinner) + $3.99(vanilla shake) = $15.68

  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/10lr70fm-YIvA_rVgPi-XP_524sTohk08/view?usp=sharing
  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qqlebTzaAwzDjXTWDS8StCL9ycm5v4UY/view?usp=sharing

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Raymond Jones

Offender: Raymond Jones murdered a man and stole his stereo.

Meal: Raymond Jones choose a cheeseburger, fries, soda, and ice cream. I got a sundae from Walmart and the rest from Five Guys.

State: Texas

Cost: $7.99(burger) + $4.29(fries) + $2.49(soda) + $2.47(sundae) = $17.24


  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qATQTQ_OPDk1-np98v80MJrU9fXRz19L/view?usp=sharing
  • https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Death-Row-Executions-Modern/dp/0452289300

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Travis Hittson

    Offender: Travis Hittson killed a navy shipmate.

    Meal: Travis Hittson declined a special meal, and received a standard meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, peas, red beans, pudding bread, orange juice, and cornbread. I got all of the food at Walmart, except for the cornbread which was from Jewel.

    State: Georgia

    Total Cost: $7.94(bread pudding) + $2.50(meatloaf dinner) + $1.34(orange juice) + $0.88(peas) + 0.72(beans) + $0.68(carrots) + 2.49(cornbread) = $16.55 

    Adjusted Cost: $0.88(bread pudding) + $2.50(meatloaf dinner) + $1.34(orange juice) + $0.22(peas) + 0.16(beans) + $0.34(carrots) + 1.24(cornbread) = $16.55 

    Citation: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/a-year-of-killing-photographer-recreates-the-last-meals-of-2016s-death-row-inmates/12/

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Oba Chandler

    Offender: Oba Chandler lured a mother and her two daughters to his boat, and killed them.

    Meal: Oba Chandler had two salami and mustard sandwiches, a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich, iced tea, and coffee. I had all of the food at Walmart.

    State: Florida

    Total Cost: $2.28(coffee) + $1.88(peanut butter and jelly) + $1.64(bread loaf) + $1.00(tea) + $0.90(salami) = $7.70

    Adjusted Cost: $2.28(coffee) + $0.19(peanut butter and jelly) + $0.70(bread loaf) + $1.00(tea) + 0.90(salami) = $5.07

    Citation: http://www.pressreader.com/usa/orlando-sentinel/20111116/282192237786457

    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Steven Spears

    Offender: Steven Spears murdered his ex girlfriend by suffocating her.

    Meal: Steven Spears choose a meat pizza. I got a pizza with bacon, sausage, and pepperoni from Mod Pizza.

    State: Georgia

    Cost: $7.87(pizza)

    Citation: http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/NewsRoom/PressReleases/spears-execution-media-advisory-inmate%E2%80%99s-last-meal

    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Michael McBride

    Offender: Michael McBride killed his ex girlfriend and her friend when she came to take her stuff from his house.

    Meal: Michael McBride choose two chicken sandwiches, a baked potato with cream cheese and jalapeno slices, and milk. I got the sandwiches and potato from Wendy's, and the jalapeno and milk from Jewel. 

    State: Texas

    Cost: $1.89(baked potato) + $1.19(chicken sandwich) + $1.19(chicken sandwich) + $1.67(milk) + $0.06(jalapeno) = $6.00

    Citation: http://www.cncpunishment.com/forums/showthread.php?7955-Michael-Lee-McBride-Texas-May-11-2000

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Don Davis

    Offender: Don Davis robbed a house and killed the woman inside.

    Meal: Don Davis choose fried chicken, mashed potatoes, great northern beans, rolls, fruit punch, and strawberry cake. After receiving the meal he was granted a stay, and is still alive on death row to this day. I got all of the items from Walmart.

    State: Arkansas

    Total Cost: $2.48(cake) + $1.55(mashed potatoes) + $1.48(chicken breast) + $1.34(fruit punch) + $0.94(beans) + $0.66(rolls) + $8.45

    Adjuted Cost: $2.48(cake) + $1.55(mashed potatoes) + $1.48(chicken breast) + $1.34(fruit punch) + $0.47(beans) + $0.66(rolls) + $7.98

    Citation: http://katv.com/news/local/last-meal-request-granted-for-don-davis

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    David Hicks

    Offender: David Hicks bludgeoned an elderly woman to death.

    Meal: David Hicks had fish, fries, and soda. I had a catfish sandwich with fries and a drink from Steamboat Barbecue.

     Meal: $7.99(sandwich and side) + $1.65(drink) = $9.64 

    • https://drive.google.com/file/d/14NnnoE4j1UVFLE0Z6mfdAQJ2x03tqE56/view?usp=sharing
    • https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Death-Row-Executions-Modern/dp/0452289300

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    John Wheat

    Offender: John Wheat went on a shooting rampage when a woman he babysat for threatened to report him for abusing her children. He killed three children; and wounded the mother, another resident, a security guard, and a police officer.

    Meal: John Wheat choose liver, onions, mashed potatoes, and whole milk. I had all of it at Carol's Garden, except for the milk which was from Jewel.

    State: Texas 

    Cost: $11.99(liver and onions) + $1.70(milk) = $13.69

    Citation: https://web.archive.org/web/20171023042523/http://www.bbc.com:80/news/magazine-15040658

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Feltus Taylor

    Offender: Feltus Taylor robbed a restaurant that he used to work for, killing an employee, and wounding the manager. 

    • Feltus Taylor was served shrimp, seafood gumbo and soft shells crabs before receiving a stay. I got extra small shrimp, medium shrimp, and chicken and sausage gumbo from Walmart, and then added some of the small shrimp to the gumbo. I got the crabs from Koi Sushi and Grill.
    • For his official last meal, he choose ribs, toast, onion rings, shrimp, corn on the cob, and cheesecake. I had the ribs and toast from Jewel; the onion rings from Culver's; and the shrimp, corn, and cheesecake from Walmart.
    State: Louisiana 

    First Meal Cost:
    • Total: $8.64(crabs) + 5.44(medium shrimp) + 5.24(extra small shrimp) + 1.78(gumbo) = $21.10
    • Adjusted: $8.64(crabs) + 2.72(medium shrimp) +1.75(extra small shrimp) + 1.78(gumbo) = $14.89
    Second Meal Cost:
    • Total: $21.49(ribs) + $3.49(bread loaf) + $5.44(shrimp) + $2.98(cheesecake) + $0.12(corn) + $2.99(onion rings) = $36.51
    • Adjusted: $8.60(ribs) + $0.21(bread slice) + $2.72(shrimp) + $2.98(cheesecake) + $0.12(corn) + $2.99(onion rings) = $20.34
    • https://web.archive.org/web/20070630160057/http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2000/0607/breaking12.htm
    • http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/taylor640.htm

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Adam Ward

    Offender: Adam Ward murdered a city worker who was photographing trash piles outside his house.

    Meal: Adam Ward had beef tacos, salad, rice, re fried beans, salsa, and corn. To drink he had a choice of water, tea, and punch. I had everything from Burrito Parilla except the corn which was from Brown's Chicken.

    State: Texas

    Cost: $10.69(taco plate) + $4.99(salad) + $2.49(drink) + $2.29(corn) = $20.46

    Citation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3505466/Texas-man-executed-lethal-injection-killing-enforcement-officer-despite-appeal-said-death-penalty-unlawful-delusional-mentally-ill.html

    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Ronnie Lee Gardner

    Offender: Ronnie Lee Gardner shoot a bartender during a fight. When put on trial he escaped and killed an attorney.

    Meal: Ronnie Lee Gardner choose steak, lobster tail, seven up, vanilla ice cream, and apple pie. I had a nine once rib-eye, Parmesan encrusted lobster tail, seven up, and ice cream from John and Tony's; and I got the apple pie from Jewel.

    Cost: $21.00(rib eye) + $18.99(lobster tail) + $5.99(brownie la mode) + $2.99(apple pie) + $2.75(seven up) = $51.72

    State: Utah

    Citation: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Broadcast/convicted-killer-ronnie-lee-gardner-executed-utah/story?id=10949786

    Eric Scott Branch

    Offender: Eric Scott Branch abused and murdered a young woman.

    Meal: Eric Branch choose a t-bone steak, a pork chop, fries, and two pints of Ben and Jerry's. I got all of it from Alfie's Inn, except for the ice cream which I got from Walgreen's.

    State: Florida

    Cost: $21.50(t-bone steak) + $12.25(pork chop) + $5.99(ice cream) + $5.99(ice cream) = $45.73

    Citation: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5424937/Rapist-killer-Eric-Scott-Branch-executed-Florida.html

    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Kelly Gissendander

    Offender: Kelly Gissendander arranged the death of her husband, having her lover kidnap and murder him.

    • Kelly Gissendadner first choose two whoppers; two orders of fries, lemonade; salad with green peppers, onions, boiled eggs, and cheese; buttermilk; cornbread; and cherry limeade ice cream. She was then issued a stay, due to problems with the drugs. I had the whoppers, fries, and lemonade from Burger King; the salad, cornbread, and buttermilk from Jewel, the popcorn from Naper Nut's and Sweet's, the ice cream from Kilwin's, choosing cherry when lime was not available.
    • For her official last meal Kelly Gissendander choose a frosted lemonade, texas nachos, and chips with cheese dip. I got the lemonade at Chic-fil-A, the nachos and plain chips from Chili's, and the cheese dip from Walmart.
    State: Georgia

    First Meal:

    • Total Cost: $7.78(Whopper Meal) + $7.78(Whopper Meal) + $4.49(ice cream) + $2.79(buttermilk quart) + $2.51(salad) + $2.49(cornbread) + $1.75(popcorn) = $29.59
    • Adjusted Cost: $7.78(Whopper Meal) + $7.78(Whopper Meal) + $4.49(ice cream) + $0.35(buttermilk cup) + $2.51(salad) + $2.49(cornbread) + $1.75(popcorn) = $27.24 
    Official Meal Cost: $11.99(nachos) + $5.29(chips) + $3.79(lemonade) + $0.88(dip) = $21.95


    •  https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/gissendaner-requests-last-meal-less-food-than-previous-last-meal/L2my3i2WwWlJOva4uY3apN/amp.html
    • https://news.vice.com/article/the-only-woman-on-death-row-in-georgia-was-just-granted-a-last-minute-clemency-hearing

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Ronald Bert Smith

    Ronald Smith killed a convenience store clerk.

    Meal: Ronald Smith choose fried chicken and fries, which I had from Brown's Chicken.

    State: Alabama

    Cost: $5.00(3 piece chicken and side)

    Citation: https://www.google.com/amp/whnt.com/2016/12/08/man-scheduled-to-be-executed-tonight-for-1994-huntsville-murder/amp/

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    William Castillo

    Offender: William Castillo beat and smothered an elderly woman.

    Meal: William Castillo choose a double cheeseburger, root beer, and ice cream. I had a double cheeseburger basket and two scoop vanilla ice cream from Culver's. After receiving the meal he was granted a stay, and is still alive on death row to this day.

    State: Nevada

    Cost: $7.89(cheeseburger basket) + $3.59(ice cream) = $11.48

    Citation: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2007/oct/15/he-says-hes-ready-will-he-die-tonight/

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Alton Coleman

    Offender: Alton Coleman and girlfriend Debra Brown went on a multi state killing spree, having victims
    in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio. He was sentenced to death in multiple
    states, but executed in Ohio.

    Meal: Alton Coleman choose well done filet mignon smothered with mushrooms,
    fried chicken breasts, a salad with French dressing, sweet potato pie with whipped cream,
    French fries, collard greens, onion rings, cornbread, broccoli with melted cheese, biscuits and gravy,
    and a cherry Coke. I had the steak with broccoli, fries, salad, and biscuits from Red Lobster; the
    onion rings from Brown's Chicken, the cornbread and french dressing from Jewel; and the chicken,
    pie, greens, whipped cream, cheese dip, and gravy from Walmart.

    State: Ohio

    Total Cost: $23.99(steak, sides, salad, and biscuits) + $2.49(cornbread) + $0.79(dressing)
    + $3.98(potato pie) + $2.98(cheese dip) + $1.78(cherry cola) + $1.78(gravy) + $1.78(whipped cream)
    + $1.48(chicken breast) + $0.98(collard greens) + $0.68(mushrooms) = $42.71

    Adjusted Cost: $23.99(steak, sides, salad, and biscuits) + $2.49(cornbread) + $0.79(dressing) +
    $3.98(potato pie) + $2.98(cheese dip) + $1.78(cherry cola) + $0.59(gravy) + $1.78(whipped cream) +
    $1.48(chicken breast) + $0.98(collard greens) + $0.22(mushrooms) = $40.96

    Citation: http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/coleman771.htm

    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Christopher Brooks

    Offender: Christopher Brooks killed a woman with a barbell. 

    Meal: Christpher Brooks choose a Dr Pepper and two Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I had them both at Walmart.

    State: Alabama

    Cost: $1.78(Dr. Pepper) + $1.34(Reese's Cups) = $3.12

    Citation: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/01/alabama_death_row_inmate_chris.html

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Gary Gilmore

    Offender: Gary Gilmore robbed a gas station, murdering a clerk in the process. He then robbed a hotel, killing the manager.

    Meal: Gary Gilmore has a burger, baked potato, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and whiskey smuggled in by his uncle. I had the burger from Munchie P's, the potato from Great Steak and Potato, the eggs from Walmart, the coffee from Gloria Jean's, and the whiskey from Armenetti's.

    State: Utah

    Cost: $4.89(baked potato) + $4.29(burger) + $2.99(whiskey) + $2.09(coffee) + $0.98(eggs) = $15.24

    Citation: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,980768,00.html

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    John Elliott

    Offender: John Elliott and a group of accomplices abused a killed a woman.

    Meal: John Elliott had six cookies and a cup of tea.

    State: Texas

    Total Cost: $0.98(cookies) + $0.98(cookies) + 2.38(tea bags) = $4.34

    Adjusted Cost: $0.98(cookies) + $0.98(cookies) + $0.24 (tea bags) = $2.20


    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Randall Hafdahl

    Offender: Randall Hafdahl got into a car crash, and shoot a police officer who intervened. 

    Meal: Randall Hafdahl choose a cheeseburger, fries, chocolate shake, and chef salad. I got the salad at Walmart, and the rest at Five Guys.

    State: Texas

    Cost: $7.99(cheeseburger) + $4.79(shake) + $4.29(fries) + $2.98(salad) = $20.05


    Sunday, May 13, 2018

    Happy Mother's Day: Thanks mom for naming the blog

    If you have been wondering how I named the blog, it was my mother. She referred to the meals as Spooky Death Dinners, and I decided I liked the name. Thanks mom.

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    William Sallie

    Offender: William Sallie killed his father in law, injured his mother in law, and kidnapped his wife and her sister after she left him.

    Meal: Willaim Sallie choose sausage and pepperoni pizza, chicken wings with buffalo sauce, and soda. I got the wings from Walmart and the rest from Mod's Pizza.

    State: Georgia

    Cost: $7.87(pizza) + 1.97(drink) + 1.52(wings) = $11.36

    Citation: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/murderer-requests-junk-food-for-his-last-meal/7DHiA95gq7RFm38PZHpQmN/

    Saturday, May 5, 2018

    Joshua Bishop

    Offender: Joshua Bishop and an accomplice beat a man to death when he noticed them trying to take his car keys.

    Meal: Joshua Bishop choose coleslaw, a barbecue sandwich, Brunswick stew, potato chips, lemonade, and purple candy. I had coleslaw and a burnt ends sandwich from Steamboat Barbecue; Brunswick Stew ordered online from Walmart; lemonade and chips from Jewel; and purple skittles, sour balls, chewy sprees, and fruit runts from Candy World.

    State: Georgia

    Cost: $8.49(sandwich and side) + $3.90(candy) + $2.42(stew) + $1.79(lemonade) + $0.50(chips) = $17.10

    Citation: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/joshua-bishop-asks-for-barbecue-for-last-meal/VbuZr8FwPdM6oxCG3IpojJ/ 

    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Earl Forrest

    Offender: Earl Forrest killed two people over a drug dispute, and then killed and officer in a shootout.

    Meal: Earl Forrest choose steak, pasta, cucumber and tomato slices, a fruit plate, chocolate cake, and milk. I had the steak from Anyway's Pub, the milk from Subway, and the rest from Walmart.

    State: Missouri

    Cost: $15.99(steak) + $8.98(fruit plate) + $2.00(pasta) + $1.98(cake) + $0.74(tomato) + $0.68(cucumber) + $1.59(milk) = $31.96

    Citation: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-executes-earl-forrest-2002-triple-slayings#stream/0

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Ronald Phillips

    Offender: Ronald Phillips abused and murderer the daughter of his girlfriend

    Meal: Ronald Phillips had pizza with mushrooms and bell peppers,  Pepsi, grape juice, matzo, and strawberry cheesecake. I had a mod sized pizza from Mod's Pizza with a grape soda and a fountain coke, a slice of cheesecake from Walmart, and matzo from Jewel.

    State: Ohio

    Total Cost: $7.87(pizza) + $2.77(grape soda) + $1.97(drink) + $2.98(cheesecake) + $2.99(matzo) = $18.58

    Adjusted Cost: $7.87(pizza) + $2.77(grape soda) + $1.97(drink) + $2.98(cheesecake) + $0.27(matzo) = $15.86

    Citation: https://www.google.com/amp/fox8.com/2017/07/26/ronald-phillips-last-meal-ohio-to-execute-first-inmate-in-three-years/amp/

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Clarence Ray Allen

    Offender: Clarence Ray Allen arranged the murder of a woman who told the owners of a store that he was the one who robbed it. From prison he gave an inmate, due for parole, a hit list of several witness. The man killed one of these targets, as well as two other people.

    Meal: Clarence Ray Allen choose buffalo steak, fried chicken, pecan pie, milk and ice cream mixed into a shake, and fry bread. I got the steak from Ted's Montana Grill, the fried chicken from KFC, the pecan pie from Baker's Square, the milk from Walgreen's, the ice cream from Baskin Robbins, and I made the fry bread at home with ingredients from Jewel. 

    Cost: $30.00(steak) + $5.27(ice cream) + $4.49(chicken tenders) + $3.99(pie) + $2.99(flour) + $2.99(baking powder) + $1.29(milk) = $52.02

    Cost: $30.00(steak) + $5.27(ice cream) + $4.49(chicken tenders) + $3.99(pie) + $0.16(flour) +  $0.03 (baking powder) + $1.29(milk) = $45.23

    Citation: http://graphics.latimes.com/towergraphic-see-13-men-executed-california-1978/

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    Cheng Chieh

    Offender: Cheng Chiah stabbed several people on the Taipei Metro system.

    Meal: Cheng Chiah received pork with mixed vegetables and rice. I got them from Lotus Chinese Restaurant. 

    Country: Taiwan

    Cost: $9.25(pork with mixed vegetables)

    Citation: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/05/12/2003646059

    Saturday, March 31, 2018

    Randy Greenawalt

    Offender: Randy Greenawalt murdered a trucker and was suspected of killing more. For this he was given life without parole. In prison he meet a man named Gary Tison, who had his sons break them out. While on the lam, the gang killed a family in Arizona and then a couple in Colorado.

    Meal: Randy Greewnwalt choose two burgers, fries, coffee, and milk. I had the fries from Brown's Chicken; the beef patties from Walmart; and the buns, coffee, and milk from Jewel.

    State: Arizona

    Total Cost: $5.50(patties) + $2.25(fries) + $1.67(milk) + $1.50(coffee) + $2.99(buns) = $13.91

    Adjusted Cost: $2.25(patties)  + 2.25(fries) + 1.67(milk) + $1.50(coffee) + $0.37(buns) = $9.04

    Citation: http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/1997/01/23/98025-greenawalt-executed-for-murders/