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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