Whether you agree with the death penalty or not, we can all agree that some people deserve to die, whether at the hands of the state, or through some other avenue.
Some of the most notorious serial killers throughout history have been located in the United States, and have also been executed by the state. One polarizing topic surrounding executions (besides the obvious) is the fact that these sadistic killers are given their choice of a “last meal”.
Some of the meal choices you see in this article won’t surprise you, but others will leave you scratching you head.
Timothy McVeigh will forever go down in history as one of the most heartless killers of all time. When he bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, he had no thoughts of the many innocents (including children) that he would kill and injure. McVeigh was executed via lethal injection on June 11, 2001 in Indiana. His last meal was two pints of mint-chocolate chip ice cream.
One of the few words that I can authentically use to describe John Wayne Gacy is sadistic. The active community member who would often dress up as a clown for children’s birthday parties, was convicted of rape and 33 counts of murder. When police visited his house, a smell led them to a crawl space under the house where they found the remains of his victims, decomposing beneath his floor. He was put to death on May 10, 1994 via lethal injection. His last meal? 12 friend shrimp, one bucket of original KFC, french fries and one pound of fresh strawberries.
You may know Aileen Wournos from the movie Monster, where she was convincingly portrayed by Charlize Theron. But the real Aileen Wournos was a much more terrifying individual. Her life story was tragic, but in the end she was convicted of murdering seven men (all of which she claimed had raped/tried to rape her after soliciting her for sex). Wournos was executed by lethal injection in Florida on October 9, 2002. She declined a last meal, instead asking for a cup of black coffee.