You Won't Believe What These 10 Inmates Requested for Last Meals (Slideshow)
April 24, 2014
From the decadent to the downright bizarre, you won’t believe these last meal requests
Herman Webster Mudgett
Also known as H.H. Holmes, this man is considered to be one of the first serial killers. He hosted a literal house of horrors when he took over a Chicago pharmacy. He lured victims into his home and forced them to weave their way through a series of death traps.
The Last Request: Boiled eggs, dry toast, and coffee.
Gerald Lee Mitchell
After shooting two men during a drug deal robbery, Gerald Lee Mitchell was found guilty of murder. While this crime, and the other one where he murdered someone for not giving him a necklace he wanted, aren’t particularly infamous, his last request was rather different
The Last Request: A Bag of Jolly Ranchers
James Edward Smith
When this inmate was sentenced to death, he didn’t have surf and turf on the mind. Guilty of committing robbery and murder in Houston, this inmate requested a lump of dirt for his last meal. Why? For an alleged voodoo ritual, of course. The prison system was not interested in adhering to his request, so Smith settled for yogurt instead.
The Last Meal: A Lump of Dirt
Known as the Oklahoma City Bomber, Timothy McVeigh’s final request was a dessert more than a meal.
The Last Meal: Two pints of mint chocolate ice cream
John Wayne Gacy
Also known as the Killer Clown, John Wayne Gacy was found guilty of committing over 30 murders and sexual crimes. When he was finally apprehended, the seemingly upstanding citizen was caught with multiple bodies buried at his property.
The Last Meal: Fried shrimp, a bucket of KFC fried chicken, French fries and strawberries.
Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis
The triple murder Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis met a gruesome end in the electric chair. The nickname was obviously an ironic one, as he weighed 350 pounds at the time of his execution, which he certainly didn’t try to cut back on in his final moments.
The Last Meal: Whole lobster tail, a half a pound of fried shrimp, and six ounces of fried clams, topped off with a half loaf of garlic bread.
In the face of death, many of our true natures shine through. When it comes to murderer Victor Feguer, you can tell he had very serial killer tendencies until the end.
The Last Meal: A single olive, with a pit (which he was buried with).
Thomas J. Grasso
For this killer, few things mattered more than his last meal. One of his requests was a can of room temperature SpaghettiOs, to which he only received spaghetti. He was so upset that his last words were, “I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I want the press to know that.”
The Last Meal: Steamed clams and mussels, a Burger King double cheeseburger, barbecue spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie, and a can of room temperature SpaghettiOs.
After committing an alarming amount of depraved and deplorable crimes, Ted Bundy had no remorse or an appetite during his final days. He actually declined a specific last meal and was fed the standard final meal.
The Last Meal: served steak, eggs, hash browns, toast, milk, coffee, juice, butter and jelly.