When facing the end of your life via lethal injection or electric chair after spending decades in prison, the last thing on most people’s minds would probably be what they will eat before they die. However, all prisons throughout the world offer a last meal before sending an inmate off into the next life – whether they believe in one or not. Some people take things to the extreme, however, and they order a literal smorgasbord of food items. If you’re going to die, then why not make your final meal one to remember. Here are ten oddly elaborate final meals of death row inmates.
Lawrence Russell Brewer
Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed on September 21, 2011, for the murder of James Byrd. For his final meal, Brewer requested two chicken fried steaks, a triple bacon cheeseburger, a cheese omelet, one large bowl of fried okra, three fajitas, one pound of barbecued meat with half a loaf of white bread, one Meat Lover’s pizza, three root beers, one pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, and a single slab of peanut butter fudge. Surprisingly, he didn’t eat any of the food.
Thomas J. Grasso
Thomas J. Grasso was executed back in 1995 after he strangled an elderly woman with her Christmas lights. For his last meal, Grasso requested the following: two dozen steam mussels, two dozen steamed clams, a double cheeseburger from Burger King, half-dozen barbecue spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half of a pumpkin pie with whipped cream and strawberries, a 16-ounce can of spaghetti and meatballs, all served at room temperature.