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Last Meals

Judging from the list provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, most condemned prisoners crave chocolate.

PETA wrote to Timothy McVeigh's warden, insisting that his last meal be meat-free. The protest turned out to be irrelevant, since McVeigh's request was for a quart of ice cream.


21 Apr 1992 Robert Alton Harris
a 6 pack of Pepsi Cola, two large pizzas, 21 pieces of KFC chicken.
10 May 1994 John Wayne Gacy
a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of original recipe chicken from KFC, french fries, a pound of strawberries
1994 Richard Beavers
six pieces of french toast with butter and syrup, six barbecued spare ribs, six "well-burnt" pieces of bacon, four scrambled eggs, five "well-cooked" sausage patties, french fries with ketchup, three slices of cheese, two pieces of yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing, four cartons of milk
20 Mar 1995 Thomas J. Grasso
before getting the needle, makes a statement: "I did not get my Spaghetti-O's, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this."
23 Feb 1996 William G Bonin
two pepperoni and sausage pizzas, three servings of coffee ice cream, fifteen cans of Coca-Cola
10 Aug 1999 Kenneth Dunn
beef fajitas, stir-fry beef, three eggs, six cinnamon rolls, one pecan pie, one cherry pie, diet cream soda
11 Aug 1999 James Earhart
steak, french fries, vanilla milkshake
18 Aug 1999 Joe Trevino
fried chicken, salad dressing with Italian dressing, raw carrots and cucumbers, watermelon, strawberry milkshake
1 Sep 1999 Lonnie Weeks Jr.
oven-fried chicken, rice pilaf, cucumber and onion salad, bread and margarine
1 Sep 1999 David Leisure
steak, baked potato, salad, apple pie with vanilla ice cream
8 Sep 1999 Mark Gardner
fried shrimp, grilled salmon, garden salad, chocolate cake, Coke
8 Sep 1999 Alan Willett
beef jerky, barbecue-flavored potato chips, onion dip, garlic dip, buttered popcorn, Pepsi
14 Sep 1999 William Prince Davis
fried chicken, bowl of chili w/cheese, 5 rolls, 2 packages of BBQ chips, a six pack of Coke
13 Mar 2002 Tracy Housel
steak, baked potato, corn, salad, milkshake, ice cream
10 Jun 2001 Timothy McVeigh
two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream
10 Dec 2002 Desmond Keith Carter
North Carolina
two cheeseburgers, steak sub, two Cokes
26 Feb 2003 Amos King
Requested Thai food, but was denied because he had previously been served three "last" meals and eaten two of them.
22 Jul 2003 Brian Toles
four fried chicken breasts, mashed potatoes and gravy, two foot-long chili cheese dogs, chili cheese fries, three Bama pecan pies, cream soda
22 Jul 2003 Bobby Wayne Swisher
hot dog with mustard and onions, oven-browned potatoes, cole slaw, watermelon
23 Jul 2003 Cedric Ransom
declined a last meal
24 Jul 2003 Jackie Lee Willingham
small deep-dish pepperoni pizza, fettuccine alfredo and breadsticks, two Peppermint Patties
24 Jul 2003 Allen Janecka
rolls and butter, salad with bleu cheese dressing, chicken fried steak and gravy, french fries and ketchup, iced tea, soda
29 Jul 2003 Harold Lloyd McElmurry
canadian bacon pizza, pint of chicken livers, cottage cheese, one raw white onion
7 Aug 2003 Tommy Jerry Fortenberry
vending machine snacks
22 Aug 2003 William Quentin Jones
North Carolina
tossed salad with shredded carrots, cheese, and thousand island dressing, Coke
3 Sep 2003 Paul Hill
salad, steak, broccoli with hollandaise sauce, orange sherbet, iced tea
10 Sep 2003 Larry Hayes
two bacon cheeseburgers, french fries, onion rings, cole slaw, fried okra, pint of rocky road ice cream, milk, Diet Coke
12 Sep 2003 Henry Lee Hunt
North Carolina
medium Domino's pizza with pepperoni, hamburger, canadian bacon, sausage, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers, Coke
26 Sep 2003 Joseph Earl Bates
North Carolina
fried pork chops, french fries, hush puppies, apple pie, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper
3 Oct 2003 Edward Hartman
North Carolina
Greek salad, linguini with white clam sauce, garlic bread, cheesecake with cherry topping, Coke
9 Oct 2003 David Larry Nelson
fried bologna sandwich with lettuce and tomato, french fries, Sprite
1 Jul 2004 Robert Karl Hicks
fish, shrimp, french fries, coleslaw, crescent rolls, chocolate cake, a vanilla milkshake, a soda
25 Oct 2006 Daniel "Danny" Harold Rolling
lobster, shrimp, strawberry cheesecake

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