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Man Attempts to Murder Roommate Over Cookie Breakfast

Man Attempts to Murder Roommate Over Cookie Breakfast

A woman’s cookie breakfast angered her roommate to attempt murder

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An Illinois man allegedly attempted to murder his roommate this week after hearing that she had eaten three Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast.

Chocolate chip cookies make an excellent breakfast in a pinch, but one man was so enraged by the idea that his roommate had eaten cookies for breakfast that he attempted to murder her and is now in police custody.

According to Gawker, Allen Hall, a 23-year-old man from Decatur, Ill., flew into a violent rage Wednesday when his 49-year-old roommate admitted to having eaten three Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast. She was in the bathroom when Hall allegedly declared that he was going to kill her, but she didn’t take his threat seriously. When she opened the door, however, Hall allegedly grabbed her around the throat and attempted to strangle her.

Luckily the victim’s landlady and husband were in the building at the time. They heard the commotion and were able to wrestle Hall off the victim in time to save her.

Hall is currently being held in jail and has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.


Puente was born Dorothea Helen Gray on January 9, 1929, in Redlands, California, to Trudy Mae (née Yates) and Jesse James Gray. [3] She had a traumatic upbringing her parents were both alcoholics and her father repeatedly threatened to commit suicide in front of his children. Her father died of tuberculosis in 1937 her mother lost custody of her children in 1938 and died in a motorcycle accident by the end of the year. Puente and her siblings were subsequently sent to an orphanage, where she was sexually abused. [4]

Gray's first marriage, at the age of sixteen, in 1945, was to a soldier named Fred McFaul, who had just returned from the Pacific theater of World War II. Gray had two daughters between 1946 and 1948 she sent one child to live with relatives in Sacramento and placed the other for adoption. McFaul left her in late 1948, after she suffered a miscarriage. [5] [6]

In the spring of 1948, Gray was arrested for purchasing women's accessories using forged checks in Riverside. She was charged and pled guilty to two counts of forgery, serving four months in jail and three years probation. Six months after her release, she left Riverside.

In 1952, Gray married merchant seaman Axel Bren Johansson in San Francisco. She created a fake persona, calling herself "Teya Singoalla Neyaarda", and claiming to be a Muslim of Egyptian and Israeli descent. They had a turbulent marriage Gray would take advantage of Johansson's frequent trips to sea by inviting men to their home and gambling away his money. [6]

Gray was arrested in 1960 for owning and operating a brothel under the guise of a bookkeeping firm in Sacramento [5] she was found guilty and was sentenced to ninety days in the Sacramento County Jail. In 1961, Johansson had Gray briefly committed to DeWitt State Hospital after a binge of drinking, lying, criminal behavior, and suicide attempts. While there, doctors diagnosed her as a pathological liar with an unstable personality. [6]

Gray and Johansson divorced in 1966, although she would continue to use Johansson's name for some time following their separation. Gray assumed the identity of "Sharon Johansson", hiding her delinquent behavior by portraying herself as a kind, Christian woman. She established her reputation as a caregiver, providing young women with a sanctuary from poverty and abuse without charge. [6]

In 1968, Gray married Roberto Jose Puente. After sixteen months, the couple separated, with Gray citing domestic abuse as the main cause. In 1967, she attempted to serve him with a divorce petition, but Puente fled to Mexico the divorce wouldn't be finalized until 1973. The two would continue to have a turbulent relationship, and Gray filed a restraining order against him in 1975. Gray would go on as Dorothea Puente for more than twenty years. [6]

Following her divorce, Gray would focus on running a boarding house at 21st and F streets in Sacramento. She established herself as a genuine resource to the community to aid alcoholics, the homeless, and mentally ill by holding Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and assisting individuals to sign up to receive Social Security benefits. She also established herself as a respected member in Sacramento's Hispanic community, funding charities, scholarships, and radio programs. She eventually met and married Pedro Angel Montalvo, though Montalvo abruptly left the relationship only a week after their marriage. [6]

In 1978, Gray was charged and convicted of illegally cashing thirty-four state and federal checks that belonged to her tenants. She was given five years probation and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution. [6]

In April 1982, 61-year-old Ruth Monroe began living with Puente in her upstairs apartment, but soon died from an overdose of codeine and acetaminophen. Puente told police that the woman was very depressed because her husband was terminally ill. They believed her and ruled the incident as a suicide. [ citation needed ]

A few weeks later, the police returned after Malcolm McKenzie, a 74-year-old pensioner (one of four elderly people Puente was accused of drugging), accused Puente of drugging and stealing from him. [ citation needed ] She was convicted of three charges of theft on August 18, 1982, and sentenced to five years in jail there, she began corresponding with Everson Gillmouth, a 77-year-old retiree from Oregon. A penpal friendship developed, and when Puente was released in 1985 after serving three years of her five-year sentence, he met her outside the jail, driving a red 1980 Ford pickup. Their relationship developed quickly, and the couple was soon making wedding plans. [ citation needed ]

In November 1985, Puente hired Ismael Florez to install some wood paneling in her apartment. For his labor and $800, Puente gave him the red Ford pickup, which she stated belonged to her boyfriend in Los Angeles, who no longer needed it. She asked Florez to build a 6-by-3-by-2-foot box to store "books and other items". She then asked Florez to transport the filled, nailed-shut box to a storage depot. Florez agreed, and Puente assisted him. [7]

Puente told Florez to stop while they were on Garden Highway in Sutter County and dump the box of "junk" on the riverbank at an unofficial household dumping site. On January 1, 1986, a fisherman spotted the suspicious, coffin-like box near the river and informed police. Investigators found the badly decomposed and unidentifiable body of an elderly man inside. Puente continued to collect Gillmouth's pension and wrote letters to his family, explaining that the reason he had not contacted them was because he was ill. She continued to maintain a boarding house, taking in forty new tenants. Gillmouth's body remained unidentified for three years. [8]

Puente continued to accept elderly boarders and was popular with local social workers because she accepted "tough cases", including drug addicts and abusive tenants. She collected tenants' monthly mail before they saw it and paid them stipends, pocketing the rest for "expenses". During this period, parole agents visited Puente at least fifteen times though she had been ordered to keep away from the elderly and refrain from handling government checks, no violations were ever noted. [ citation needed ]

Suspicion was first aroused when neighbors noticed the odd activities of a homeless alcoholic known only as "Chief", whom Puente stated she had "adopted" and made her personal handyman. Puente had Chief dig in the basement and cart soil and rubbish away in a wheelbarrow. At the time, the basement floor was covered with a concrete slab. Chief later dismantled a garage in the backyard and installed a fresh concrete slab there as well. Soon afterward, Chief disappeared. [ citation needed ]

On November 11, 1988, police inquired after the disappearance of tenant Alberto Montoya, a developmentally disabled man with schizophrenia, who had been reported missing by his social worker. After noticing disturbed soil on the property, they uncovered the body of tenant Leona Carpenter, 78. Seven bodies were eventually found buried on the property. [9]

Puente was charged with a total of nine murders: Puente's boyfriend, Everson Gillmouth, 77 and eight tenants who lived at the boarding house: Ruth Munroe, 61 Leona Carpenter, 78 Alvaro "Bert/Alberto" Gonzales Montoya, 51 Dorothy Miller, 64 Benjamin Fink, 55 James Gallop, 62 Vera Faye Martin, 64 and Betty Palmer, 78. [9]

During the initial investigation, Puente was not immediately a suspect, and she was allowed to leave the property, ostensibly to buy a cup of coffee at a nearby hotel. Instead, after buying the coffee, she fled immediately to Los Angeles, where she befriended an elderly pensioner whom she had met in a bar. The pensioner, however, recognized her from police reports on television and called the authorities. [ citation needed ]

Puente's trial was moved to Monterey County, on a change of venue motion filed by her attorneys, Kevin Clymo and Peter Vlautin III. The trial began in October 1992 and ended a year later. The prosecutor, John O'Mara, was the homicide supervisor in the Sacramento County District Attorney's office. [ citation needed ]

O'Mara called over 130 witnesses he argued to the jury that Puente had used sleeping pills to put her tenants to sleep, then suffocated them, and hired convicts to dig the holes in her yard. Clymo concluded his closing argument by showing a picture commonly used in psychology that can be viewed in different ways and saying "Keep in mind things are not always as they seem." The jury deliberated over a month and eventually found Puente guilty of three murders. The jury was deadlocked 11 to 1 for conviction on all counts, and the lone holdout finally agreed to a conviction of two first degree murder counts, including special circumstances, and one second degree murder count. The penalty phase of the prosecution was highlighted by her prior convictions introduced by O'Mara. [ citation needed ]

The defense called several witnesses, who showed Puente had a generous and caring side to her. Witnesses, including her long-lost daughter, testified how Puente had helped them in their youth and guided them to successful careers. Mental health experts testified of Puente's abusive upbringing and how it motivated her to help the less fortunate. At the same time, they agreed she had an evil side brought on by the stress of caring for her down-and-out tenants. [ citation needed ]

O'Mara's closing argument focused on Puente's acts of murder:

Does anyone become responsible for their conduct in this world? . These people were human beings, they had a right to live-they did not have a lot of possessions-no houses-no cars-only their social security checks and their lives. She took it all. Death is the only appropriate penalty. [ citation needed ]

Clymo responded by evoking Dorothea the child and caregiver. Peter Vlautin addressed the jurors in confidential tones, contrasting with O'Mara's shouting:

We are here today to determine one thing: What is the value of Dorothea Puente's life? That is the question. Does she have to be killed?" Vlautin spoke gently about Puente's childhood touching on the traumatic aspects that shaped her life and urged the jurors to see the world through her eyes. "You have heard of the despair which was the foundation of her life, the anger and resentment. If anyone in the jury room tells you it was not that bad, ask them would you want that to happen to yourself? Would you want that to happen to your children? . I am led to believe if there is any reason for us to be living here on this Earth, it is to somehow enhance one another's humanity, to love, to touch each other with kindness, to know that you have made just one person breathe easier because you have lived. I submit to you ladies and gentlemen that is why these people came to testify for Dorothea Puente . I think you can only truly understand why so many people testified and asked you to spare Dorothea's life only if you have ever fallen down and stumbled on the road of life and had someone pick you up, give you comfort, give you love, show you the way. Then you will understand why these people believe Dorothea's life is worth saving. That is mitigating. That is a human quality that deserves to be preserved. It is a flame of humanity that has burned inside Dorothea since she was young . That is reason to give Dorothea Puente life without the possibility of parole. [ citation needed ]

Puente was convicted of three of the murders, although the jury could not agree on the other six. After several days of deliberations, the jury was deadlocked 7–5 Judge Michael J. Virga declared a mistrial when the jury said further deliberations would not change their minds. Under the law, Puente received life without the possibility of parole. She was incarcerated at Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. For the rest of her life, she maintained her innocence, insisting that all of her boarders had died of "natural causes".

Puente died in prison at Chowchilla on March 27, 2011, from natural causes she was 82. [10]

Puente has been featured on numerous true crime television shows, including Crime Stories, [11] Deadly Women, [12] A Stranger in My Home [13] and World's Most Evil Killers. [14]

The 1991 film Evil Spirits, starring Karen Black and Arte Johnson, is loosely based on the Puente murders.

In 1998, Puente began corresponding with Shane Bugbee. [15] The result was Cooking with a Serial Killer (2004), [16] which included a lengthy interview, almost fifty recipes, and various pieces of prison art sent to Bugbee by the convicted murderer. Jodi Picoult mentions Puente's crimes and cookbook in her novel House Rules.

The boarding house at 1426 F Street was included in the 2013 home tour held by the Sacramento Old City Association. [17] It was then the subject of the 2015 documentary short The House Is Innocent and was again opened to tours for one day in conjunction with a local film festival's showing of the film. [18]

In 2015, the Ghost Adventures crew investigated the house, due to reports of hauntings by the victims and Puente herself.

In April 2020, the house and current owners were showcased in the Quibi series Murder House Flip.

In June 2020, the house was featured in a ten-minute documentary with 60 Second Docs about the purchase and renovation of the house by the current owners.


Man, 83, Says He Murdered Roommate, 94, Over His Singing

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) &mdash An 83-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to murdering his 94-year-old former roommate at a short-term care facility two years ago.

Prosecutors alleged that William Leo McDougall fatally clubbed Manh Van Nguyen on Oct. 1, 2010, because the victim was singing in Vietnamese and he was annoyed.

The two shared a room as they recovered from hip surgery at the Palm Terrace Health Care Center in Laguna Woods.

McDougall allegedly grabbed a metal rod from their closet and hit Nguyen over the head.

The defendant’s attorney Rudolph Loewenstein disputed that Nguyen’s singing motivated the assault.

“I think the evidence is unclear whether the other man was even singing or not,” the attorney said.

Loewenstein suggested his client may have been affected by his medical condition and the medication administered to him at the time.

“Mr. McDougall, having undergone a medical procedure, was certainly not his normal self,” Loewenstein said. “Further investigation revealed it was a tragic scenario that unfolded that was completely out of character for the man.”

Before the murder, McDougall lived a crime-free life, his attorney said.

“There was nothing on his record, zero,” Loewenstein said.

Lawyers negotiated a plea bargain for McDougall, but it was unclear what sentence will be recommended. Loewenstein declined to say what sentence his client may receive.

McDougall has apologized to the victim’s family through correspondence passed on by prosecutors, Loewenstein said.

“My client and his family have made it clear through the District Attorney’s Office that there is a great deal of remorse from everyone,” Loewenstein said.


Accused switched off his phone

The neighbours then informed the police who broke open the room and found a body stuffed inside a barrel. The body was identified as that of Isakkimuthu. The police then called Sankar on the phone but it was switched off. The police grew suspicious of Sankar and gathered his call records.

When the police tracked Sankar, they traced him to Coimbatore Central Prison, The News Minute reported. The probe revealed that after moving out of the rented accommodation, Sankar started living with his friend Ilamparithi and his roommate Anbarasu. On November 12, Ilamparithi and Anbarasu had an argument and Sankar intervened. Sankar allegedly attacked Anbarasu on the head with a stone and he died on the spot. Sankar was later arrested along with Ilamparithi.


  • 1½ pounds skinless sausage links or breakfast sausage patties
  • 8 slices white bread (white, sourdough, French, country, etc.)
  • ¾ pound grated cheddar cheese (approx. 3 cups, the sharper the cheddar, the better)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green peppers
  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup half-and-half, or cream
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard (I used stone ground)
  • 1 can (10¾ ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • ¼ cup sherry***
    • ***If you don't have sherry, dry white wine will work just fine. Dry vermouth is also an option. If you don't want to use liquor of any type, you can simply add another ¼ cup milk.
    • Do not preheat the oven—this breakfast dish needs to be refrigerated before it can be baked.
    • Spray the inside of a 2-quart casserole dish with Pam or other nonstick cooking spray. A 9-inch by 13-inch cake pan will also work well for this recipe.
    • Cut the sausage links into thirds and sauté them until they are lightly browned over medium heat on the stovetop. If you used patties instead of links, cut each one into four parts and sauté them until they're lightly browned.
    • While your sausage is browning, cut the crusts from the slices of bread. (You can either save the crusts to feed to the birds, or throw them away, your choice.) Cut the remaining bread into one-inch cubes. Toss them into the bottom of your casserole or cake pan.
    • Drain the fat from your sausage. Put the drained sausage on top of the bread cubes in the casserole. (Mother used to save the fat from sausage or bacon for Dad—he used it for frying eggs when he had one of his penny-ante poker nights.)
    • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of the sausage.
    • Sprinkle the copped onions over the cheese.
    • Sprinkle the chopped green peppers on top of the onions.

    (Or, if you like things spicy, substitute ¼ cup chopped jalapeños.)

    • Whisk the eggs with the salt, milk, half-and-half or cream, and prepared mustard in a bowl by hand, or beat them with an electric mixer.
    • Pour the egg mixture over the top of the casserole, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight.

    (Michelle says that now you can sleep soundly because you know you've got breakfast almost ready to go in the morning.)

    The Next Morning, 2 hours before you want to serve breakfast:

    • Preheat the oven to 350°F, rack in the middle position.
    • Take the casserole from the refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap. Place it on a baking sheet with sides, if you have it. A jellyroll pan will work beautifully.
    • Mix the condensed cream of mushroom soup, the sherry (or equivalent), and the drained, sliced mushrooms in a mixing bowl.
    • Pour the mushroom mixture over the top of the casserole.
    • Bake the casserole for 1½ hours at 350°F.
    • Remove the casserole from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes to set up before serving.

    Hannah's 2nd Note: Michelle told me that she once used some of her roommates's leftover champagne instead of the sherry and it was really good. I didn't ask her how underage roommate got the champagne in the first place.


    Man Charged in Wife’s Death Acknowledged Having Affairs

    The Chappaqua lawyer accused of murdering his wife on the side of a darkened Westchester road admitted he sent flowers to his longtime mistress on her birthday in November 2006 — the day of the shooting — according to the details of an indictment made public on Friday.

    The details about the shooting and the affair with the mistress came from numerous interviews with New Castle police detectives, beginning in the emergency room minutes after the shooting and continuing until November 2007, according to portions of an indictment unsealed in court Friday.

    The lawyer, Carlos Perez-Olivo, 59, who was a neighbor of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in Chappaqua, a wealthy Westchester suburb, was arrested last month and charged with second-degree murder. He was also charged with possession of a .32-caliber Walther automatic pistol that court documents said was used to kill his wife, Peggy Perez-Olivo, 55, a teacher’s assistant at a Chappaqua elementary school and the mother of his three children.

    But details of his affair were not all that Mr. Perez-Olivo told detectives about days after the shooting. He said he made “a lot more money than I said on my taxes,” according to a 69-page document provided by Westchester County prosecutors.

    He asked detectives to be discreet about the affair, and admitted that he was “less than perfect” and that he had had other “small affairs” and had used escort services, according to the indictment. He said wife was faithful and the most “honest and honorable” person he knew.

    Mr. Perez-Olivo’s lawyer, Robert A. Buckley of Manhattan, said on Friday that his client’s affair with the woman, Ileana Poole, ended about 18 months before the shooting. After the breakup, he said, Mr. Perez-Olivo maintained “continued limited contact” and sent the flowers simply “because it was somebody he still cared about.”

    “The affair had nothing to do with the marriage,” Mr. Buckley said. “The relationship between him and Peggy was much deeper than sex. If we indicted every man for murder who underpaid his taxes and slept outside the marital bed, we’d need a lot more jails.”

    Mr. Perez-Olivo, who moved into a house in the same cul-de-sac as the Clintons in early 2006, told detectives shortly after the shooting that he had met the woman, Ileana Santana, in 1996 at a shoe store in Puerto Rico where she was working, and continued to see her even after she married a man from Georgia and moved there, taking the married name Poole.

    The same day that Ms. Poole received the flowers in Georgia for her 35th birthday, prosecutors said, Mr. Perez-Olivo shot his wife in the back of the head with a pistol after pulling over on Route 100 as they drove home after a night out in Manhattan.

    The authorities continued to investigate Mr. Perez-Olivo for 13 months before arresting him last month. According to a person who had been briefed on the investigation, it was only recently that detectives were able to connect Mr. Perez-Olivo to the handgun recovered from a nearby lake shortly after the killing.

    On Friday, Mr. Perez-Olivo, who has pleaded not guilty and was being held in $1 million bail at the Westchester County jail in Valhalla, stood handcuffed and silent at the hearing as lawyers discussed scheduling and logistics for his case.

    His attempts to collect more than $500,000 in life insurance proceeds have been blocked by the insurance companies because he was a suspect in the killing, which prosecutors have called an “execution.”

    Mr. Perez-Olivo, who was disbarred before the shooting, has insisted that he and his wife were forced off the road by another driver — perhaps a hit man hired by a dissatisfied client, he has speculated to the authorities — who then shot her in the head and him in the abdomen.

    “He is not guilty, and the killer is still out there,” Mr. Buckley said, insisting that his client’s honesty about the unsavory parts of his life underscored his truthfulness about the shooting.

    “He volunteered all this, and part of the reason is, he was telling them, ‘Guys, I’m putting my life in your hands. I’m not a perfect guy, and I’m telling you these things so you don’t waste your time running around and finding them and then saying aha.’”

    As for the fact that the wife was killed on Ms. Poole’s birthday, Mr. Buckley dismissed it as a coincidence. “It’s also the day of my father’s death and he didn’t do it, either,” he said.

    Reached by phone in Georgia, a woman who identified herself as Anita Poole, Ileana Poole’s mother-in-law, said that she had never heard of the case or of Mr. Perez-Olivo, and that she was surprised by the claim of an affair.

    “She’s had two kids in the past 18 months — I’m watching one of them right now,” she said.

    Anita Poole said that her daughter-in-law met her son, Shawn Poole, while he was visiting a former college roommate in Puerto Rico in 1996 — the same place and the same year that Mr. Perez-Olivo said he had met her.

    Mr. Perez-Olivo told the police that she had called and left him a message after the shooting, but that he had an acquaintance get in touch with her and ask her not to contact him anymore.


    In the United States, most states give the meal a day or two before execution and use the euphemism "special meal". Alcohol or tobacco are usually, but not always, denied. Unorthodox or unavailable requests are replaced with similar substitutes. Some states place tight restrictions. In Florida, the food for the last meal must be purchased locally and the cost is limited to $40. [1] In Oklahoma, cost is limited to $15. In Louisiana, the prison warden traditionally joins the condemned prisoner for the last meal. On one occasion, the warden paid for an inmate's lobster dinner. [2]

    Sometimes, a prisoner asks to share the last meal with another inmate (as Francis Crowley did with John Resko) or has the meal distributed among other inmates (as requested by Raymond Fernandez). [3]

    In September 2011, the state of Texas abolished all special last meal requests after condemned prisoner and white supremacist Lawrence Russell Brewer requested a huge last meal and did not eat any of it, stating that he was not hungry. [4] [5] [2] [6] The tradition of customized last meals is thought to have been established around 1924 in Texas. [7]

    This represents the items reported requested but does not, in all cases, represent what the prisoner actually received.

    Europe Edit

    Name Crime Country Year Method of Execution Requested Meal
    Roger Casement Treason UK 1916 Hanging Sacramental bread. Casement converted to Catholicism before his execution and stated he intended to go "to my death with the body of my God as my last meal." [8]
    Fritz Haarmann Serial killer Germany 1925 Decapitation by guillotine An expensive cigar and a cup of Brazilian coffee. [9]
    Mathias Kneißl Murderer, Robber Germany 1902 Decapitation by guillotine Six glasses of beer. [10]
    Peter Kürten Serial killer/Rapist Germany 1931 Decapitation by guillotine Wiener schnitzel, fried potatoes and a bottle of white wine. He requested a second helping and received it. [11]
    Charles Peace Serial killer UK 1879 Hanging A breakfast consisting of eggs and a large amount of salty bacon. [12]

    Asia Edit

    Name Crime Country Year Method of Execution Requested Meal
    Amrozi Terrorist involved in 2002 Bali Bombings Indonesia 2008 Firing squad Roti canai and chips made from Indian three-leaved yam. He shared same last meal with Muklas due to he and Muklas were brothers, and the foods were provided by their family. [13]
    Huda bin Abdul Haq a.k.a Muklas Terrorist involved in 2002 Bali Bombings Indonesia 2008 Firing squad Roti canai and chips made from Indian three-leaved yam. He shared same last meal with Amrozi due to he and Amrozi were brothers, and the foods were provided by their family. [13]
    Freddy Budiman Possession of narcotic drugs Indonesia 2016 Firing squad Homemade meals made by his ex mother-in-law: Otak-otak fish cakes, and rendang. [14]
    Andrew Chan and
    Myuran Sukumaran
    The Australian ringleaders of the Bali Nine Indonesia 2015 Firing squad KFC. Although Indonesia does not normally grant last meal requests, Sukumaran and Chan were granted their KFC feast via officials. [15]
    Cheng Chieh Mass-murderer involved in the 2014 Taipei Metro attack Taiwan 2016 Gunshot Bento, consisting of stewed pork, rice and vegetables. [16]
    Leo Echegaray Rape of his 10-year-old stepdaughter Philippines 1999 Lethal injection Sardines and dried fish. When the reprieve was announced, he shared the food with relatives who had gathered at the prison. [17] His execution eventually took place on 5 February 1999.
    Adolf Eichmann Holocaust perpetrator (German national) Israel 1962 Hanging Declined a special meal, instead requesting a bottle of Carmel red wine with the usual prison food of cheese, bread, olives, and tea. He drank about half of the bottle. [18]
    Mona Fandey Murderer Malaysia 2001 Hanging at Kajang Prison Declined a last meal she was instead given a dinner from KFC. [19] [20]
    Saddam Hussein Crimes against humanity Iraq 2006 Hanging The Times states that "he refused their offers of cigarettes and a last meal of chicken and shawarma rice." [21] Other sources state Hussein ate his last meal of chicken and rice, and had a cup of hot water with honey. However, what he actually had for his last meal remains a mystery. [22]
    Ajmal Kasab Terrorist involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks India 2012 Hanging at Pune's Yerawada jail He ate a tomato along with "jail food", and had two cups of masala tea. He also drank four bottles of mineral water. [23] [24]
    Yakub Memon Terrorist involved in the 1993 Bombay bombings India 2015 Hanging at Nagpur jail Declined a special meal he was given a breakfast of upma which he did not eat. [25]
    Imam Samudra Terrorist involved in 2002 Bali Bombings Indonesia 2008 Firing squad Emping mlinjo, sagon (Javanese coconut cookies), and pepes made from mackerel. [13]
    John Martin Scripps Serial killer Singapore 1996 Hanging A pizza and a cup of hot chocolate. [26]
    Sekarmadji Maridjan Kartosuwiryo Rebellion, waging war against Indonesia Indonesia 1962 Firing squad A lunch consisted with Rendang and rice. He shared the meal with his wife and children, but he personally did not eat it. [27]
    Astini Sumiasih Murder Indonesia 2005 Firing squad Bread, squid, and assorted fruits. [28]

    North America Edit

    Canada Edit

    Name Crime Province Year Method of Execution Requested Meal
    Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin Murder Ontario 1962 Hanging Steak, potatoes, vegetables and pie.

    United States Edit

    Name Crime State Year Method of Execution Requested Meal
    Clarence Ray Allen Proxy murderer California 2006 Lethal injection Buffalo steak, Frybread, Kentucky Fried Chicken, sugar-free pecan pie, sugar-free black walnut ice cream, and whole milk. He let the ice-cream thaw out for an hour and turned it into a milkshake by hand. [29]
    Wanda Jean Allen Murderer Oklahoma 2001 Lethal injection A bag of chips. [30]
    Stephen Wayne Anderson Murderer California 2002 Lethal injection Two grilled cheese sandwiches, one pint of cottage cheese, a hominy-corn mixture, one piece of peach pie, one pint of chocolate chip ice cream, and radishes. [31]
    Lowell Lee Andrews Mass Murderer Kansas 1962 Hanging Two fried chickens with sides of mashed potatoes, green beans and Pie a la Mode. [32]
    Joe Arridy Falsely accused of rape and murder Colorado 1939 Gas chamber Ice cream. [33]
    Herman Dale Ashworth Murderer Ohio 2005 Lethal injection Two cheeseburgers with lettuce and mayonnaise, French fries with ketchup, one Dr. Pepper and one Mountain Dew. [34]
    James David Autry Murderer Texas 1984 Lethal injection A hamburger, French fries and a Dr. Pepper. [35]
    Billy Bailey Murderer Delaware 1996 Hanging A steak (well-done), a baked potato with sour cream and butter, buttered rolls, peas and vanilla ice cream. [36]
    Wesley Eugene Baker Murderer Maryland 2005 Lethal injection Breaded fish, pasta marinara, green beans, orange fruit punch, bread, and milk (this was what was on the prison menu that day). [37]
    Velma Barfield Murderer North Carolina 1984 Lethal injection Declined a special meal, having a bag of Cheez Doodles and a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola instead. She was also given a special treat of a Kit-Kat by the prison warden. [38]
    Odell Barnes, Jr. Murderer Texas 2000 Lethal injection "Justice, Equality, World Peace." [39]
    Suzanne Basso Murderer Texas 2014 Lethal injection Baked chicken, fish, boiled eggs, carrots, green beans and sliced bread with a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.*
    Donald Jay Beardslee Murderer California 2005 Lethal injection Refused a special meal and had regular prison fare of chili macaroni, salad and cake. [40]
    Martha Beck Serial Killer New York 1951 Electrocution Fried chicken, fried potatoes and salad. [11]
    Brandon Bernard Murderer Federal Government 2020 Lethal injection Meat lover's pizza and a brownie. [41]
    Rainey Bethea Murder and rape Kentucky 1936 Hanging Fried chicken, pork chops, mashed potatoes, pickled cucumbers, cornbread, lemon pie, and ice cream. [42]
    Jesse Bishop Murderer Nevada 1979 Gas chamber Filet mignon, tossed salad with Thousand Island dressing, asparagus, baked potato with sour cream and an unspecified dessert. [43]
    Oscar Ray Bolin, Jr. Serial killer Florida 2016 Lethal injection Medium rare rib eye steak, a baked potato with butter and sour cream, a salad made of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato, baked garlic bread, lemon meringue pie, and a bottle of Coca-Cola. [44]
    William Bonin Serial murderer and rapist California 1996 Lethal injection Two pepperoni and sausage pizzas, three servings of chocolate ice cream, and three six-packs of Coca-Cola and Pepsi. [45]
    Gary Ray Bowles The I-95 Killer, Serial killer Florida 2019 Lethal injection Three cheeseburgers, french fries and bacon. [46]
    Andrew Howard Brannan Murderer Georgia 2015 Lethal injection Three eggs over easy, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, sausage, pecan waffles with strawberries, milk, apple juice and decaf coffee. [47]
    Lawrence Russell Brewer Murderer Texas 2011 Lethal injection Two chicken fried steaks smothered in gravy with sliced onions a triple meat bacon cheeseburger with fixings on the side a cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and jalapeños a large bowl of fried okra with ketchup one pound of barbecue with half a loaf of white bread three fajitas with fixings a Meat Lovers pizza three root beers one pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. [48] Brewer's request was granted, but he refused the meal when it arrived saying that he was simply not hungry, prompting Texas to stop granting last meal requests to condemned inmates. [49]
    Charles Brooks, Jr. Murderer Texas 1982 Lethal injection A T-bone steak, French fries, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, biscuits, peach cobbler and iced tea. [50] Originally Brooks wanted fried shrimp and oysters, but the prison chef told him shellfish was not an option. [51]
    Cal Coburn Brown Murderer Washington 2010 Lethal injection Combination meat pizza, apple pie, coffee, and milk.
    Russell Earl Bucklew Murderer Missouri 2019 Lethal Injection For his final meal, Bucklew ordered a gyro sandwich, a smoked brisket sandwich, two orders of French fries, a cola and a banana split. [52] Previously Bucklew had a t-bone steak, caesar salad, apple pie ala mode, and a baked potato before his execution was stayed. [53]
    Robert Anthony Buell Murderer Ohio 2002 Lethal injection A single, unpitted black olive.
    Judy Buenoano Murderer Florida 1998 Electrocution Asparagus, broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes and a cup of tea. [54]
    Ted Bundy Serial killer Florida 1989 Electrocution Declined a special meal, so he was given (but did not eat) the traditional steak (medium-rare), eggs (over easy), hash browns, toast, milk, coffee, juice, butter, and jelly. [18] [55]
    Genaro Ruiz Camacho Murderer and kidnapper Texas 1998 Lethal injection A steak, a baked potato, a salad and strawberry ice cream.
    Ruben Cantu Murderer Texas 1993 Lethal injection Fried chicken and rice. [56]
    Scott Dawn Carpenter Murderer Oklahoma 1997 Lethal injection Barbecue beef ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad and hot rolls served with lemonade. [57]
    Desmond Keith Carter Murderer North Carolina 2002 Lethal injection Declined a special meal, but had two cheeseburgers, a steak sandwich, and two cans of Coca-Cola from the prison canteen, for which he paid $4.20 from his prison account. [58]
    Richard Cartwright Murderer Texas 2005 Lethal injection Fried chicken, a cheeseburger, onion rings, French fries, bacon, sausage, cheesecake and cinnamon rolls. [59]
    Oba Chandler Murderer Florida 2011 Lethal injection Two salami sandwiches on white bread with mustard, peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich on white bread, iced tea and coffee.
    Marco Allen Chapman Murderer and rapist Kentucky 2008 Lethal injection A 32-ounce medium rare sirloin steak, 20 butterfly shrimp, tossed salad with ranch dressing, iced tea, and a banana cream pie.
    Terry Douglas Clark Murderer New Mexico 2001 Lethal injection Several jumbo shrimp, French fries, fried okra, peach cobbler, ice cream, and a Coke.
    Robert Glen Coe Murderer Tennessee 2000 Lethal injection Fried catfish, white beans, hush puppies, coleslaw, french fries, pecan pie and sweet tea.
    Carroll Cole Serial killer Nevada 1985 Lethal injection Jumbo shrimp, french fries, tossed salad with French dressing, clam chowder, cookies and candy. [43]
    Alton Coleman Spree Killer Ohio 2002 Lethal injection Well done filet mignon smothered with mushrooms, fried chicken breasts, a salad with French dressing, sweet potato pie with whipped cream, French fries, collard greens, onion rings, cornbread, broccoli with melted cheese, biscuits and gravy, and a cherry Coca-Cola.
    Lisa Ann Coleman Murderer Texas 2014 Lethal injection A fried pork chop, macaroni and cheese, carrots, green beans, navy beans, sliced bread and pineapple orange cake with a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.* [60]
    Richard Cooey Murder and rape Ohio 2008 Lethal injection T-bone steak with A-1 sauce, onion rings, French fries, four eggs over easy, toast with butter, hash browns, a pint of rocky road ice cream, a Mountain Dew soft drink and authentic bear claw pastries [61]
    Francis Crowley Murderer New York 1932 Electrocution Steak and onions, French fries, apple pie, ice cream and melted ice cream. [11]
    Ignacio Cuevas Perpetrator of the 1974 Huntsville Prison Siege Texas 1991 Lethal injection Chicken and dumplings, steamed rice, sliced bread, black-eyed peas, and iced tea. [62]
    Allen Lee Davis Murderer Florida 1999 Electrocution One lobster tail, fried potatoes, a half-pound of fried shrimp, six ounces of fried clams, half a loaf of garlic bread, and 32 ounces of Barq's root beer. [63]
    Gary Lee Davis Murderer Colorado 1997 Lethal injection Chocolate and vanilla ice cream cups, shared with the prison superintendent and a manager. [64]
    Troy Anthony Davis Alleged murderer Georgia 2011 Lethal injection Declined a special meal and was offered the standard meal tray: Grilled cheeseburgers, oven-browned potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies and a grape drink. [65]
    David Thomas Dawson Murderer Montana 2006 Lethal injection Two double cheeseburgers, two large servings of French fries, a half gallon of vanilla fudge ripple ice cream, and two bottles of Dr. Pepper.
    John Deering Murderer Utah 1938 Firing squad Pheasant. [66]
    Ángel Nieves Díaz Murderer Florida 2006 Lethal injection Declined a special meal. He was served the regular prison meal for that day consisting of shredded turkey with taco seasoning, shredded cheese, rice, pinto beans, tortilla shells, apple crisp and iced tea, but declined that as well. [67]
    Westley Allan Dodd The Vancouver Child Killer, serial killer and child molester Washington 1993 Hanging Salmon and potatoes. [68]
    Elizabeth Ann Duncan Proxy murderer California 1962 Gas chamber A steak and a salad. [69]
    John David Duty Murderer Oklahoma 2010 Lethal injection A double cheeseburger with mayonnaise, a foot-long hot dog with cheese, mustard and extra onions, a cherry limeade, and a large banana milkshake. [70]
    James Homer Elledge Murderer Washington 2001 Lethal injection Eggs, bacon, waffles, sweet roll, cereal and orange juice. Elledge did not eat the dinner despite requesting it his last meal was instead a breakfast consisting of apple juice, oatmeal, toast, hash browns, coffee and eggs. [71]
    Victor Feguer Murderer Federal Government 1963 Hanging Requested a single olive with the pit still in it. [72]
    Raymond Fernandez Serial Killer New York 1951 Electrocution Onion omelet, french fries, chocolate candy, and a Cuban cigar.
    Samuel Russell Flippen Murderer North Carolina 2006 Lethal injection Popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, french fries and a Coke. [73]
    Melbert Ray Ford, Jr. Murderer Georgia 2010 Lethal injection Fried fish, shrimp, a baked potato, salad, boiled corn, ice cream, cheesecake and soda. [74]
    Joseph Paul Franklin Serial Killer Missouri 2013 Lethal injection Declined the last meal, but had a lunch of roast beef and potatoes.
    James Garrett Freeman Murderer Texas 2016 Lethal injection Pepper steak with brown gravy, steamed rice, mixed greens, a vegetable blend, black-eyed peas, sliced bread, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, and a choice of water, tea or punch. He is believed to have drunk the punch.* [44]
    John Wayne Gacy Serial killer Illinois 1994 Lethal injection A dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken, French fries, a pound of strawberries, and a bottle of Diet Coke. [75]
    Gustavo Julian Garcia Murderer Texas 2016 Lethal injection Chicken patties, macaroni and cheese, sweet peas, carrots, pinto beans, sliced bread, and a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.* [44]
    Humberto Leal Garcia Murderer and Rapist Texas 2011 Lethal injection Fried chicken, Pico de gallo, tacos, two colas and a bowl of fried okra. [76]
    Ronnie Lee Gardner Murderer Utah 2010 Firing squad Lobster tail, steak, apple pie with vanilla ice cream, and 7 Up. He also requested to watch The Lord of the Rings film trilogy while he ate his meal. [77]
    Johnny Frank Garrett Murderer Texas 1992 Lethal injection Ice cream. [78]
    Carlton Michael Gary Serial killer Georgia 2018 Lethal injection Declined a special meal and requested the regular prison meal of the day: a grilled hamburger, a hot dog, white beans, coleslaw and grape beverage. [79]
    Juan Raul Garza Murderer and drug trafficker Federal Government 2001 Lethal injection Steak, French fries, onion rings, three slices of bread, and a soda.
    Kenneth Edward Gentry Murderer Texas 1997 Lethal injection Butter beans, mashed potatoes, onions, tomatoes, biscuits, chocolate cake and Dr. Pepper. [80]
    Gary Gilmore Murderer Utah 1977 Firing squad A hamburger, hard-boiled eggs, a baked potato, a few cups of coffee, and three shots of contraband Jack Daniel's whiskey. [18] [75] [81]
    Kelly Renee Gissendaner Murderer Georgia 2015 Lethal injection Cheese dip with chips, Texas nachos with fajita meat and a diet frosted lemonade. Previously Gissendaner had cornbread, buttermilk, two Burger King Whoppers, two large orders of French fries, cherry vanilla ice cream, popcorn, lemonade and a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and Paul Newman buttermilk dressing before her execution was stayed. [82]
    Arthur Frederick Goode III Murderer Florida 1984 Electrocution A steak, corn, broccoli and cookies. [83]
    David Alan Gore Serial killer Florida 2012 Lethal injection Fried chicken, french fries & butter pecan ice cream. [84]
    Barbara Graham Murderer California 1955 Gas chamber A milkshake and a chocolate sundae. [85]
    Thomas J. Grasso Murderer Oklahoma 1995 Lethal injection Two dozen steamed mussels, two dozen steamed clams, a double cheeseburger from Burger King, half-dozen barbecued spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and diced strawberries. He also had a 16-ounce can of spaghetti with meatballs, served at room temperature. [86] However, he issued a public statement complaining that he had requested SpaghettiOs, not regular canned spaghetti. [87]
    Randy Greenawalt Serial killer Arizona 1997 Lethal injection Two cheeseburgers, french fries with extra salt, coffee with milk. [88]
    Scott Allen Hain Murderer Oklahoma 2003 Lethal injection Three cheeseburgers, three orders of onion rings, ice cream and a Slush. [89]
    Donald Eugene Harding Murderer Arizona 1992 Gas chamber Several Fried Eggs, Several Strips of bacon, toast, butter, honey and orange juice. [90]
    Robert Alton Harris Murderer California 1992 Gas Chamber A 21-piece bucket of KFC, two large Domino's Pizzas (no anchovies), ice cream, a bag of jelly beans, a six-pack of Pepsi, and a pack of Camel cigarettes. [91] [92] The pizza was actually a Tombstone Pizza, per Vernell Crittendon's orders. [93] Crittendon worked at the prison and was responsible for dealing with the condemned person before his execution.
    Edward Ernest Hartman Murderer North Carolina 2003 Lethal injection A Greek salad, linguini with white clam sauce, cheesecake with cherry topping, garlic bread, and Coca-Cola. [94]
    Bruno Richard Hauptmann Lindbergh kidnapping and murder New Jersey 1936 Electrocution Celery, stuffed green olives, roast chicken, french fried potatoes, buttered peas, cherries, and a slice of white cake. [18]
    Gary Michael Heidnik Murderer Pennsylvania 1999 Lethal injection Two slices of a cheese pizza and two cups of black coffee. [95]
    Warren Lee Hill, Jr. Murderer Georgia 2015 Lethal injection Declined a special meal and was offered the institutional meal tray, consisting of shepherd's pie, mashed potatoes, red beans, cabbage relish salad, cornbread, sugar cookies and fruit punch. [96]
    Mark Hopkinson Proxy murderer Wyoming 1992 Lethal injection Pizza, shared with his mother and other family members. He later asked for and received a fruit plate.
    James Barney Hubbard Murderer Alabama 2004 Lethal injection Two eggs over-medium, four pieces of bacon, sliced tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, pineapple slices with mayonnaise, white bread, a banana and a medium-sized bottle of V8 juice.
    Ralph Hudson Murderer New Jersey 1963 Electrocution Prime rib steak, ice cream and a cigar.
    Billy Ray Irick Murderer Tennessee 2018 Lethal injection A 'deluxe combo' meal consisting of a double patty bacon cheeseburger with mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato and pickles, a large order of onion rings, a large Coca-Cola with a wedge of lime, and an extra-large strawberry-banana milkshake.
    Shannon M. Johnson Murderer Delaware 2012 Lethal Injection Chicken lo Mein, carrots, cake, wheat bread and margarine and iced tea. [97]
    Brandon Astor Jones Murderer Georgia 2016 Lethal injection Refused the option of choosing his last meal, so was given the standard issue menu of chicken and rice, rutabaga, seasoned turnip greens, dry white beans, cornbread, bread pudding and fruit punch. [44]
    Jack Harold Jones, Jr. Serial killer Arkansas 2017 Lethal injection Fried chicken, potato logs with tartar sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake and fruit punch. [98]
    Louis Jones, Jr. Murderer Federal Government 2003 Lethal injection Whole fruit: peaches, plums and nectarines. [99]
    John Joubert Serial killer Nebraska 1996 Electrocution Pizza with green pepper and onions, strawberry cheesecake, and Coca-Cola.
    Barton Kay Kirkham Robber and murderer Utah 1958 Hanging Pizzas and ice cream. [100]
    Thomas Knight Murderer Florida 2014 Lethal injection Sweet potato pie, coconut cake, banana nut bread, a quarter bottle of Sprite, two tablespoons of strawberries, butter-pecan ice cream, vanilla ice cream and Fritos corn chips. [101]
    Andrew Reid Lackey Murderer Alabama 2013 Lethal injection Turkey bologna, French fries, and grilled cheese.
    Karl-Heinz LaGrand Murderer Arizona 1999 Lethal injection Two BLT sandwiches on white bread with mayonnaise, four fried eggs (over easy), a medium portion of hash browns, two breakfast rolls with strawberry jelly, half a pint of pineapple sherbet, a cup of coffee, a medium slice of German chocolate cake with coconut-caramel icing and a cup of milk. [102]
    Walter Bernhard LaGrand Murderer Arizona 1999 Gas chamber Six fried eggs (over easy), 16 strips of bacon, a large serving of hash browns, a pint of pineapple sherbet, a breakfast steak (well-done), a cup of ice, a 7 Up, a Dr Pepper, a Coke, hot sauce, a cup of coffee, two packs of sugar and four Rolaids. [102]
    Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan Murderer Arizona 2010 Lethal injection Steak, fried okra, French fries, strawberry shake and Dr. Pepper. [90]
    Ledell Lee Murdered his neighbor Arkansas 2017 Lethal injection Chose to receive Holy Communion as his last meal. [103]
    Teresa Lewis Proxy murderer Virginia 2010 Lethal injection Two fried chicken breasts, sweet peas with butter, a Dr Pepper and apple pie for dessert. [104]
    Stanley Dewaine Lingar Murderer Missouri 2001 Lethal injection Corned beef sandwiches and french fries. [105]
    Clayton Derrell Lockett Murderer Oklahoma 2014 Lethal injection Steak, shrimp, a large baked potato and a Kentucky bourbon pecan pie. The meal was denied because it exceeded the $15 limit. He rejected a separate offer from the warden for a dinner from Western Sizzlin'. [106]
    Bobby Joe Long Serial killer Florida 2019 Lethal injection Roast beef, bacon, french fries and soda. [107]
    Daryl Linnie Mack Murderer Nevada 2006 Lethal injection Fish fillet sandwich, French fries and a soft drink. [43]
    Rhonda Belle Martin Serial killer Alabama 1957 Electrocution A hamburger, mashed potatoes, cinammon rolls and coffee. [108]
    David Mason Murderer California 1993 Gas chamber Declined a special meal, but chose to have some ice water while waiting in his cell.
    Kimberly McCarthy Murderer Texas 2013 Lethal injection Pepper steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables and white cake with chocolate icing with a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.* McCarthy was the 500th person executed by the state of Texas since 1976. [109]
    Kenneth Allen McDuff Serial killer Texas 1998 Lethal injection Two T-bone steaks with all the fixings. [110]
    Duncan Peder McKenzie, Jr. Murderer Montana 1995 Lethal injection Tenderloin steak, french fries, a tossed salad, orange sherbet and whole milk. [111]
    Harold I. McQueen, Jr. Murderer Kentucky 1997 Electrocution Two cheesecakes, shared with his attorney.
    Timothy McVeigh Domestic terrorist/mass murder Federal Government 2001 Lethal injection Two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. [112] [113]
    Emeline Meaker Murderer Vermont 1883 Hanging Two boiled eggs, two slices of toast, a potato, a donut and a cup of coffee. [114]
    Carey Dean Moore Murderer Nebraska 2018 Lethal injection Pizza with bacon, beef, cheese and mushrooms, Pepsi, and strawberry cheesecake.
    Harry Charles Moore Murderer Oregon 1997 Lethal injection Two green apples, two red apples, a tray of fresh fruit and two 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola.
    Richard Allen Moran Murderer Nevada 1996 Lethal injection Lasagna, chicken Parmesan, salad and ice cream. [43]
    Stephen Peter Morin Serial killer Texas 1985 Lethal injection A T-bone steak, a baked potato, butter, sweet green peas, bread rolls, banana pudding and coffee. [115]
    Leon Moser Mass Murderer Pennsylvania 1995 Lethal injection A large cheese pizza, cheese slices, cold cuts, pasta salad, iced cup cakes and a 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola.
    John Allen Muhammad The Beltway Sniper, murder Virginia 2009 Lethal injection Chicken with red sauce and several cakes. [116]
    Eric Randall Nance Murderer Arkansas 2005 Lethal injection Two bacon cheeseburgers, french fries, two pints of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and two bottles of Coca-Cola.
    Jay Wesley Neill Mass murderer Oklahoma 2002 Lethal injection A double cheeseburger, French fries, peach or cherry cobbler, a pint of vanilla ice cream and a large bottle of cranberry-grape juice. [117]
    Eric Charles Nenno Murderer and Rapist Texas 2008 Lethal injection A grilled cheeseburger, four fish patties, six hard boiled eggs and coffee. [118]
    John B. Nixon Murderer Mississippi 2005 Lethal injection A T-bone steak (well-done), buttered asparagus spears, a baked potato with sour cream, peach pie, vanilla ice cream and sweet tea. [119]
    Ronald Clark O'Bryan Murderer Texas 1984 Lethal injection T-bone steak (medium to well done), French fries with ketchup, whole kernel corn, sweet peas, a lettuce and tomato salad with egg and French dressing, iced tea, sweetener, saltines, Boston cream pie, and rolls. [39]
    Steven Howard Oken Spree killer Maryland 2004 Lethal injection A chicken patty with potatoes and gravy, green beans, marble cake, milk and fruit punch, the regular prison meal of the day. [120]
    Elijah Page Murderer South Dakota 2007 Lethal injection Steak, jalapeño peppers with cream sauce, onion rings, a salad with cherry tomatoes, ham chunks, shredded cheese, bacon bits, and blue cheese and ranch dressing, coffee, lemon iced tea, and ice cream.
    Manuel Pardo, Jr. Serial killer Florida 2012 Lethal injection Rice, red beans, roasted pork, plantains, avocado, tomatoes, olive oil, pumpkin pie, egg nog, and Cuban Coffee. [121]
    Joseph Mitchell Parsons Murderer Utah 1999 Lethal injection Three Burger King Whoppers, two large orders of fries, a chocolate shake, chocolate chip ice cream, and a package of grape Hubba Bubba bubblegum, to be shared with his brother and a cousin. [122]
    Ronald Ray Phillips Murderer and Rapist Ohio 2017 Lethal injection A large cheese, bell pepper and mushroom pizza strawberry cheesecake, a piece of unleavened bread, a Pepsi and grape juice. [123]
    Michael Kent Poland Murderer Arizona 1999 Lethal injection Three Fried eggs, sunny side up four slices of bacon one order of hash brown potatoes two slices of whole wheat toast, with two pats of real butter two individual serving size boxes of Raisin Bran cereal two cartons of milk two cups of Tasters Choice coffee. [90]
    Marion Albert Pruett Spree killer Arkansas 1999 Lethal injection A stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut, four Burger King Whoppers, a large order of French fries, three two-liter bottles of Pepsi, a bucket of ice, a bottle of ketchup, salt, fried eggplant, fried squash, fried okra, and a pecan pie. In an interview prior to his execution date, he said he was going to share his last meal with another inmate who was going to be executed the same day. He went on to say he originally wanted to have a roast duck for his last meal, but declined because he felt the prison would likely not prepare it.
    Ricky Ray Rector Murderer Arkansas 1992 Lethal injection Steak, fried chicken, cherry Kool-Aid, and a pecan pie. Rector, rendered mentally incapacitated by his suicide attempt after murdering a police officer, said that he did not eat the pie because he was "saving it for later". [124]
    Christina Marie Riggs Murderer Arkansas 2000 Lethal injection Supreme pizza, salad, fried okra, cherry limeade and strawberry shortcake. [54]
    Danny Rolling The Gainesville Ripper, serial murderer Florida 2006 Lethal injection Lobster tail, butterfly shrimp, baked potato, strawberry cheesecake, and sweet tea. [125]
    Michael Bruce Ross Serial murder Connecticut 2005 Lethal injection Declined a special meal, but dined on the regular prison meal of the day: turkey à la king with rice, mixed vegetables, white bread, fruit, and a beverage. [126]
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti Murderers (Case still open) Massachusetts 1927 Electrocution Soup, meat, toast and tea.
    Mark Dean Schwab Murderer Florida 2008 Lethal injection Fried eggs (over easy), bacon, sausage links, hash browns, buttered toast, and a quart of chocolate milk.
    Sean Richard Sellers Serial Killer Oklahoma 1999 Lethal Injection Eggrolls, sweet and sour shrimp, and batter-fried shrimp.
    Joseph Carl Shaw Murderer South Carolina 1985 Electrocution Pizza and tossed salad. [127]
    Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene Hickock Mass murders Kansas 1965 Hanging Shrimp, French fries, garlic bread, ice cream, and strawberries with whipped cream. [18]
    Ruth Snyder Murderer New York 1928 Electrocution Chicken Parmesan with alfredo pasta, ice cream, two milkshakes, and a 12-pack of grape soda. [12]
    Gerald Eugene Stano Serial killer Florida 1998 Electrocution Delmonico steak, a baked potato with sour cream and bacon bits, tossed salad with Roquefort dressing, lima beans, a half gallon of mint chocolate-chip ice cream, and a 2 litre bottle of Pepsi. [128]
    Charles Starkweather Murderer Nebraska 1959 Electrocution Declined the usual steak dinner, asking for assorted cold cuts instead.
    Brian David Steckel Murderer Delaware 2005 Lethal injection Cheesesteak, coleslaw, and a Pepsi-Cola.
    Joseph Taborsky Spree Killer Connecticut 1960 Electrocution Banana split, cherry soda, coffee with cream and sugar, and a pack of cigarettes.
    John Albert Taylor Murderer Utah 1996 Firing squad Antacid medicine, a cigarette, and pizzas "with everything." [129]
    Thomas Martin Thompson Murderer California 1998 Lethal injection Alaskan king crab with melted butter, spinach salad, pork fried rice, Mandarin-style spare ribs, hot fudge sundae and a six-pack of Coca Cola. [130]
    William Paul Thompson Serial killer Nevada 1989 Lethal injection Four double bacon cheeseburgers, french fries and a large Coke. [43]
    Karla Faye Tucker Murderer Texas 1998 Lethal injection A banana, a peach and a salad with either Ranch or Italian dressing. [131]
    Robert Van Hook Murderer Ohio 2018 Lethal injection Double cheeseburgers, fries, strawberry cheesecake with whipped cream, a vanilla milkshake and grapefruit juice. [132]
    Pablo Lucio Vasquez Murderer Texas 2016 Lethal injection Salisbury steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, a vegetable blend, sweet peas, ranch style beans, sliced bread, and butterscotch brownies with a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.* [44]
    Adam Kelly Ward Murderer Texas 2016 Lethal injection Beef soft tacos, Spanish rice, salsa, mixed greens, corn, refried beans, and flour tortillas with a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.* [44]
    Coy Wayne Wesbrook Murderer Texas 2016 Lethal injection Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, country gravy, green beans, sliced bread, and mandarin orange cake with a choice of water, tea or punch to drink.* However, he refused that meal, wishing Texas could offer last meal requests again. [44]
    Dobie Gillis Williams Murderer Louisiana 1999 Lethal injection Twelve chocolate bars and some ice cream.
    Stanley Tookie Williams III Murderer California 2005 Lethal injection Declined a special meal, [133] but had some oatmeal and milk before his execution. [134]
    Marion Wilson, Jr. Murderer Georgia 2019 Lethal injection One medium thin-crust pizza with everything, 20 buffalo wings, one pint of butter pecan ice cream, some apple pie and grape juice. [135]
    Hastings Arthur Wise Mass murderer South Carolina 2005 Lethal injection Lobster tail, french fries, coleslaw, banana pudding and milk. [136]
    Joseph Rudolph Wood III Murderer Arizona 2014 Lethal injection Two cookies. [90]
    Bobby Wayne Woods Murderer, kidnapper and rapist Texas 2009 Lethal injection Two chicken fried steaks, two fried chicken breasts, three fried pork chops, two hamburgers with lettuce, tomato, onion and salad dressing, four slices of bread, half a pound of fried potatoes with onion, half a pound of onion rings with ketchup, half a pan of chocolate cake with icing and two pitchers of milk.
    Steven Michael Woods, Jr. Murderer Texas 2011 Lethal injection 2 pounds of bacon, a large 4-meat pizza, 4 fried chicken breasts, 2 drinks each of Mountain Dew, Pepsi, root beer and sweet tea, 2 pints of ice cream, 5 chicken fried steaks, 2 hamburgers with bacon, french fries, and a dozen garlic bread sticks with marinara on the side.
    Nathaniel Woods Murderer Alabama 2020 Lethal injection Sweet potatoes, spinach, chicken patty, chicken leg quarter, cooked apples, fries, two oranges and orange flavored drink. [137]
    Philip Ray Workman Murderer Tennessee 2007 Lethal injection Declined a special meal for himself, but he asked for a large vegetarian pizza to be given to a homeless person in Nashville, Tennessee. This request was denied by the prison, but carried out by others across the country. [138] [139]
    Douglas Wright Murderer Oregon 1996 Lethal injection One honey bun.
    Matthew Eric Wrinkles Mass Murderer Indiana 2009 Lethal injection Prime rib, a "loaded" baked potato, pork chops with steak fries, rolls and two salads with ranch dressing. [140]
    Aileen Wuornos Serial killer Florida 2002 Lethal injection Declined a special meal, but had a hamburger and other snack food from the prison's canteen. Later, she drank a cup of coffee. [58]
    Edmund Zagorski Murderer Tennessee 2018 Electrocution Pickled ham hocks and pig tails.
    Keith Zettlemoyer Murderer Pennsylvania 1995 Lethal injection Two cheeseburgers, fries, chocolate pudding and chocolate milk. [141]
    William G. Zuern, Jr. Murderer Ohio 2004 Lethal injection Mashed potatoes and gravy, lasagna, macaroni and cheese, corn, garlic bread, chocolate milk, and cherry cheesecake.

    (*) Texas abolished last meal requests in 2011, so all death row inmates in Texas after 2011 were given normal prison food. [142]


    Surrey man arrested over attempted murder incident after two gunshots fired in Yateley

    A man from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two gunshots were fired in a town within 10 minutes of each other.

    Police officers from Hampshire Constabulary were called to Reading Road in Yateley, just over the Surrey border, just after 3.30pm on Tuesday (March 16).

    It followed reports of a firearm being discharged at a black Mercedes near the junction with Darby Green Road.

    Police said two men were in the car but fortunately no-one was injured. A spokesperson said the offenders were in a black Fiat 500.

    A second gunshot was heard shortly after near Croft Lane, also in Yateley.

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    There are also said to be police cordons up in the town.

    The spokesperson added: "Additional patrols are being conducted in the area, however there is no known risk to the wider community at this time. If you have any concerns please come and talk to one of our officers."

    A 21-year-old man from Ash Vale in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm. He remains in custody at this time.

    Multiple residents have said on social media that there has been a large police presence in the area since the incident, with officers on the lookout for information.

    Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help can contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101, quoting reference 44210098347.


    Man Accused Of Murdering Roommate Speaks Out From Jail

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) &mdash An Orange man accused of killing his roommate and disposing of her body in an unincorporated area of the Santa Ana Mountains spoke out Tuesday for the first time since his arrest.

    Against the advice of his attorney, 54-year-old KC Joy spoke exclusively to CBS2’s Stacey Butler in an audio interview from jail.

    Joy is accused of murdering Ramos sometime between May 2 and May 3 and disposing her body off Santiago Canyon Road in a remote area in Modjeska Canyon.

    Asked if he killed 36-year-old Maribel Ramos, a Cal State Fullerton student and Iraq War veteran, Joy said “hell, no.”

    Cameras were not allowed in the jail, but Joy consented to an audio interview to send a message to the victim’s family, whom he still considers his own.

    “I’m innocent,” said Joy. “I don’t want them to wait until this trial is to go, wondering year later and find out he was guilty, he’s not guilty. I don’t want them to wait for that. So I want the family to hear it from me.”

    Joy said he is not suicidal, despite being held in isolation and recently released from suicide watch.

    “If I commit suicide it means I’m admitting I’m guilty,” said Joy.

    In the interview, Joy repeatedly referred to Ramos as his best friend and his family. At one point he even referred to her as his “dream.”

    Asked if he was worried that detectives may have found his DNA under Maribel’s fingernails, Joy said “I have no idea.”

    “I don’t know what they did, how they found. I have no idea,” he said.

    When he was asked about the heated conversation the two reportedly had on the night she disappeared, Joy ended the interview.

    Authorities believe Ramos asked Joy, who was reportedly not paying rent, to move out of her Orange home the day she went missing.


    Remember these killers? They've been released from prison - but not all walked free

    Each year, about 9,000 inmates are released from New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) custody. Some are coming home from prisons, and others from half-way houses.

    Once released from DOC custody, some of these men and women go back home with no additional obligations, while others are released on parole, which includes reporting requirements.

    Other inmates may be wanted on a detainer for an infraction committed elsewhere and are transferred to another agency's custody. Undocumented immigrants who served prison time, for example, may be picked up by federal immigration authorities.

    Still others leave DOC custody when they die while still serving their sentences.

    Here's a look at a dozen inmates who served time for murder and left DOC custody, in one way of another, in the last year.

    Viola Walker (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Viola Walker -- Armed robbery turned fatal

    Viola Walker was convicted in 1985 for killing a Camden man a year earlier during an armed robbery.

    A jury found her guilty of felony murder, robbery and weapons charges in the shooting death of 52-year-old Willie Banks, and she was sentenced to 30 years to life. Walker denied killing Banks, a man she described as a friend, and pinned the deed on her roommate, who was also convicted in the case, according to news accounts at the time.

    Walker, now 57, was paroled from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in February.

    Joseph Malba (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Joseph Malba -- Wrestling star strangled dishwasher

    Joseph Malba, a one-time wrestling star at Hunterdon Central High School, was convicted of robbing and killing 76-year-old Michael Petrovich, a dishwasher at a Flemington pancake house, in 1986.

    Two co-defendants testified that the trio went to TJ's Pancake House, where Melba worked part-time, to rob the place. Petrovich lived in a room at the restaurant and awoke when he heard intruders. Malba and Petrovich struggled and Malba beat and strangled the man before stealing his money belt.

    Now 50, Malba was released from Northern State Prison in June.

    Donald Pratola (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Donald Pratola -- Funeral director shot to death

    Pratola and two others broke into the Rezem Funeral Home in Irvington and Henry Rzemieniewski found them riffling throw drawers in this office, according to news accounts. One of the bandits shot Rzemieniewski, 65, in the stomach before the trio fled.

    The victim's wife identified Pratola as the shooter and a wiretap picked up Pratola telling is girlfriend he was involved in the killing.

    Now 77, he was paroled from Northern State Prison in June.

    David Cheatham (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    David Cheatham -- Cop gunned down in Jersey City

    David Cheatham and two others were convicted in the 1973 killing of Jersey City police officer Casper Buonocore Jr. Cheatham was sentenced to 98 years in prison.

    He was paroled in 1989, but returned to prison several times for parole violations and new offenses, including burglary, a weapons offense, harassment and lewdness. Two years ago, he was accused of threatening a woman with a knife during a domestic incident.

    He's now 62 years old and was last released from DOC custody in August 2017.

    Gerald M. Klatzkin (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Gerald M. Klatzkin -- Apartment burned to cover murder

    Gerald M. Klatzkin was convicted of killing two people after setting fire to an Atlantic City rooming house in 1987.

    Police reported at the time that Klatzkin stabbed a 29-year-old tenant to death before setting the fire to cover up the crime. The second victim, described as an 82-year-old woman in another apartment, died as a result of the fire.

    In this case, Klatzkin didn't leave prison after serving his time. He died June 5 at age 52 while still in DOC custody.

    Eligio D. Bueno (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Eligio D. Bueno -- Friend shoots friend over debt

    Eligio D. Bueno was sentenced to 56 years in prison for the 2002 shooting death of Carteret resident Rashiem Reed. The pair where described in court documents as friends and the shooting followed an evening of playing pool and drinking beer.

    Bueno told a witness who testified at trial that Reed owed him money and that he planned to shoot him if he didn't receive payment.

    While serving time, Bueno was accused of various disciplinary infractions, including fighting and refusing to obey orders. Officials determined that he had to remain in a maximum security unit because of these issues. Bueno was still in DOC custody when he died Jan. 11 at age 36.

    Jeanne A. Wright (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Jeanne A. Wright -- Mom drowned kids in river

    Jeanne A. Wright, of Camden, drowned her four children in the Cooper River in 1983.

    Her children ranged in age from 11 months to 7 years and family members testified that Wright believed the father of three of them planned to kidnap the kids, according to a report at the time. She was also upset over not being able to take care of her children.

    She was sentenced to four life terms in prison and died at age 59 last November while still in DOC custody.

    Steven Mozer (New Jersey Department of Corrections)

    Steven Mozer -- Father shot to death

    Steven Mozer was convicted of shooting his father to death in the family's New Providence home in 1988.

    Eugene Mozer, 52, was shot five times and prosecutors charged that the shooting followed accusations from the father that his son was involved in a burglary at the family home days earlier.

    About $45,000 in jewelry and silverware were stolen and later found in a wall safe in the basement room where Steven Mozer had been living, according to news accounts at the time. Steven and his mother were indicted on charges related to the burglary, including filing false theft reports and insurance claims. Steven pleaded guilty in that scheme but denied involvement in the shooting.

    Now 51, he was released from South Woods State Prison in May.

    Jeffrey Bayer is shown during his sentencing for the murder of Rose Twells. (Tim Hawk | For NJ.com)

    Jeffrey K. Bayer -- Mayor's son murders another mayor's widow

    Twells was bludgeoned during a burglary, and the crime remained unsolved until charges were filed against three men in 2003. One defendant was acquitted at trial, another was sentenced to 12 years under a plea deal and Bayer was sentenced to 30 years.

    Twells was the widow of John S. Twells, who served as Woodbury's mayor in the 1930s. Bayer's father, Frederick, served as Woodbury's mayor in the 1980s.


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