Top 10 STRANGEST Last Meal Requests On DEATH ROW!!!

Top 10 STRANGEST Last Meal Requests On DEATH ROW!!!

November 24, 2019 39 By William Morgan


Whether you agree with capital punishment
or not, the simple fact is that it still exists in some states of America. Over the years, thousands of inmates have
been executed across multiple states and for various reasons. One of the main traditions of capital punishment
is that the inmate being executed is given the opportunity to request what they would
like for their last meal. This is said to be a tradition for the inmate
to make peace with the executioners. While most inmates will opt for their favorite
food, some inmates have made some rather surprising requests. Here are the 10 craziest last meal requests
from death row. Timothy McVeigh On April 19th 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a US
Army veteran, along with co-conspirators Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier, carried out the
deadliest act of terrorism prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks in American history
when he carried out the Oklahoma City Bombing which killed 168 people including many children. According to his own words, McVeigh carried
out the attack in revenge for the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, the 1993 Waco Siege and what
he viewed as a federal government built on tyranny. McVeigh, Nichols, and Fortier planned and
constructed an ANNM explosive device which was mounted onto the back of a rented truck. This truck was driven into the front of the
Alfred P Murragh Federal Building where the device detonated. McVeigh received 168 life terms for murder
and was sentenced to death. He was executed in 2001 by lethal injection
at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. As his last meal, he requested 2 pints of
mint chocolate chip ice cream. Liking this video so far? Hit that subscribe button and ring that bell
to join our notification squad! Ronnie Lee Gardner In October 1984, career criminal Ronnie Lee
Gardner murdered Melvyn John Otterstrom during a robbery in Salt Lake City, Utah. While he was being transported to a court
hearing for the murder that he had already committed, Gardner shot attorney Michael Burdell
in a failed escape attempt. After spending 25 years on death row appealing
his case, he was executed by firing squad in June 2010 in Utah State Prison at the age
of 49. His repeated appeal attempts prompted the
Utah House of Representatives to limit the number of appeals allowed in capital cases. While his last meal choice wasn’t exactly
strange, Gardner did have an odd request to go with it. He requested lobster, steak, vanilla ice cream,
and an apple pie. The odd part of his request is that he wanted
to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy while enjoying his gastro feast. Ricky Ray Rector In 1989, Ricky Ray Rector murdered Arthur
Criswell after he and a group of friends were refused entry to Tommy’s Old Fashioned Home-Style
Restaurant in Arkansas. With a .38 caliber pistol, he also wounded
two others in the vicinity. After the murder, Rector went on the run,
staying in woodlands nearby and also with family members. He was convinced by family to confess, but
agreed to do so only if he could confess to Officer Robert Martin who he had known since
he was a child. Rather than carrying out the confession that
he promised, Rector instead shot Martin inside of his mother’s home. He then went outside of the property and attempted
to end his own life by shooting himself in the head. His suicide attempt went disastrously wrong
and Rector had basically given himself a lobotomy and was left severely brain damaged by the
incident. For his last meal, he requested steak, chicken,
cherry flavor Kool-Aid, and a pecan pie. When he was being escorted to the execution
chamber, Rector reportedly told a guard that he was saving the pie for later, leading to
questions regarding his awareness of the situation due to his brain damage. Steven Michael Woods Jr Those of you who have heard about this case
will know that it was shrouded in controversy. In May 2001, Steven Michael Woods Jr was tried
and convicted of the murders of drug dealer Ronald Whitehead, 21, and Bethena  Brosz,
19. Throughout his time on death row, Woods protested
his innocence. His co-defendant Marcus Rhodes had pleaded
guilty to the crime, and evidence placed him at the scene. As for Woods, there was no physical evidence
to link him to the crime and he pleaded not guilty. Rhodes received a life sentence and Woods
was sentenced to the death penalty. The case drew lots of attention from media
outlets, and there were numerous protests to attempt to halt the execution of Woods. Unfortunately, these protests were unsuccessful
and he was executed by lethal injection in 2011. He was still protesting his innocence in the
execution chamber, stating that witnesses were about to watch a murder rather than an
execution. As his last meal, Woods requested a gigantic
feast of a four-meat pizza, two hamburgers with bacon, fries, 12 garlic breadsticks with
marinara sauce, two pounds of bacon, 4 fried chicken breasts, 2 pints of ice cream, five
chicken fried steaks, 2 Pepsi’s, 2 root beers, 2 Mountain Dew’s and 2 sweet teas. There is absolutely no way that he consumed
all of that. Thomas J Grasso On Christmas Eve 1990, Thomas J Grasso murdered
87-year-old Hilda Johnson when he broke into her home and strangled her with the lights
from around her Christmas tree. After the murder had been committed, Grasso
stole a measly $8 from her purse, $4 in change from around her house and her television set
which he went on to sell for $125. This sickening act was just the beginning
of the heinous crimes committed by Grasso. Just six months later, Grasso and his wife
Lana moved to New York. It was here that he went on to murder 81-year-old
Leslie Holtz in order to steal his social security check. Grasso was executed in March 1995 at Oklahoma
State Penitentiary by lethal injection, at the age of 32. As his last meal, he requested 2 dozen steamed
clams, 2 dozen steamed mussels, a Burger King double cheeseburger, half a dozen BBQ spare
ribs, half a pumpkin pie, whipped cream, diced strawberries, and 2 strawberry milkshakes. The odd part of his request was a tin of SpaghettiO’s
with meatballs which he demanded were served at room temperature. Instead, he was served spaghetti. Even more surprising is that he used his last
words to claim his displeasure at this and said that he wanted the press to know that
he did not get his SpaghettiO’s. Lawrence Russell Brewer Along with two co-defendants, Lawrence Russell
Brewer committed one of the most sickening hate crimes in history when they murdered
James Byrd Jr. The three white supremacists murdered Byrd
in June 1998 when they tied him to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him for three
miles along an asphalt road. This awful crime thankfully led to the federal
Matthew Shephard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act being passed in 2009. Throughout the investigation, no clear motive,
other than obvious white nationalism, was given for the brutal murder in Jasper, Texas. This was a pure hate crime. Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed by lethal
injection by the State of Texas in 2011, while his co-defendant John William King remains
on death row and the other co-defendant, Shawn Allen Berry, was sentenced to life imprisonment. For his last meal, Brewer requested a massive
feast. He ordered the following: two chicken fried
steaks, a pound of barbecue meat, a bacon double cheeseburger, a pizza, a pint of ice
cream and some fudge. You are probably wondering what is strange
about this. Well, rather than devouring his last ever
meal, Brewer opted to leave the entire meal untouched. James Edward Smith Former voodoo priest, tarot card reader and
cab driver James Edward Smith was sentenced to death for the armed robbery and consequently,
the murder, of Larry Rohus, a Missouri insurance agent in 1983. Throughout the trials and hearings, Smith
repeatedly protested his innocence by stating “I myself did not kill anyone” on several
occasions. Who knows what that’s supposed to mean. In another instance, he claimed to have been
directly involved in at least six ritualistic killings across the country. Throughout his time spent on death row, he
seemed to accept his fate and was happy for it to happen. His mother, however, was not. She spent a long time trying to appeal his
case saying that he was not competent to waiver appeals. He was executed in 1990 by lethal injection. His last meal request was certainly a strange
one. He didn’t opt for a huge feast or luxury
foods. No, instead he requested a pile of dirt so
that he could perform a voodoo ritual. Um…okay. Needless to say, the pile of dirt was not
delivered and instead he was given a yogurt. Robert Dale Conklin In March of 1984, Robert Dale Conklin murdered
his lover George Grant Crooks. At the time of the murder, Conklin was already
on parole for armed robbery. Throughout his trial, Conklin protested his
innocence, claiming that he was acting in self-defense to prevent Crooks from sexually
assaulting him. However, officials never accepted his version
of events, especially given the brutality of the murder and the disposal of the body. Conklin even made a last minute plea for clemency,
which was denied by officials. He was executed via lethal injection in 2005
for his horrific crime. While in the execution chamber, Crooks declined
the opportunity to make a final statement. What is surprising about his last meal is
the fact that it consisted of luxury food and a lot of it. We’re talking filet mignon wrapped with
bacon; de-veined shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with lemon; baked potato with butter,
sour cream, chives and real bacon bits; corn on the cob; asparagus with hollandaise sauce;
French bread with butter; goat cheese; cantaloupe; apple pie; vanilla bean ice cream and iced
tea. Gary Carl Simmons Jr In 1996, former grocery store butcher Gary
Carl Simmons Jr, along with his former brother in law Timothy Milano shot and killed Jeffrey
Wolfe, age 21. According to reports, Wolfe and his girlfriend
went to the home of Simmons to collect a debt. After an altercation, he shot Wolfe and disposed
of his body. During this time, he is also reported to have
brutally sexually assaulted Wolfe’s girlfriend. He was sentenced to death row and his co-defendant
Milano was sentenced to thirty years in prison. When it comes to his last meal, the amount
that Simmons requested is staggering. Included in his request was the following:
A Pizza Hut Medium Super Supreme Deep Dish Pizza, with double portions of tomato sauce,
mushrooms, onions, jalapeño pepper slices and pepperoni; ten packs of parmesan cheese;
ten packs of Ranch dressing; one family size bag of Doritos nacho cheese chips; 8oz jalapeño
nacho cheese; 4oz sliced jalapeño peppers; 2 large strawberry milkshakes; two cherry
Cokes; one super-sized order of McDonald’s French fries and two pints of strawberry ice
cream. If the sheer amount of food that he requested
wasn’t shocking enough, the fact that he is said to have consumed at least half of
it is mind-blowing. Philip Workman In 2007 in Tennessee, Philip Workman was executed
for the murder of a police officer. The trial that surrounded the case was shrouded
in controversy. Many people claimed that the bullet that killed
the police officer in question simply couldn’t have come from Workman. There were protests all over the country with
numerous high profile people getting involved to give their opinion on the case. People with placards pleading with the state
not to execute Workman could be seen in many areas of Tennessee. When it comes to his final meal, you might
be expecting that he would have done what most death row inmates do; order a gargantuan
feast that they have no chance of consuming. For Philip Workman, however, this was not
the case. Instead of requesting a final meal for himself,
Workman requested a large vegetarian pizza to be ordered and delivered to a homeless
person. His gesture was actually declined. This led to hundreds of people all over Tennessee
ordering the pizza in question and delivering them to homeless people all over the state. Got time to kill? (pun intended) Then stick around and click
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