DEATH ROW'S STRANGE LAST MEAL REQUESTS
Added on: 29th Dec 2015
MARION ALBERT PRUETT
The last meal request of inmate Marion Albert Pruett starts off this list
with enough food to feed a marauding army. Originally, Pruett said
he was intending to share the meal with another inmate who would
be executed the same day. He requested a Pizza Hut stuffed crust
pizza; four Burger King Whoppers; a large order of French fries;
three two-litre bottles of Pepsi; fried eggplant; fried squash;
fried okra; and a whole pecan pie. He wanted to request roast
duck but didn’t believe the prison would cook it for him.
Philip Workman’s last meal request is one of the most bizarre on
this list. Workman, who was executed by the state of Tennessee
in 2007, asked the prison to give a large vegetarian pizza to a
homeless person in Nashville, declining his own meal. Though
the prison refused, many other people across Tennessee fulfilled
his wish and took hundreds of pizzas to homeless shelters
on his execution day.
Well-known American serial killer Ted Bundy didn’t have an unusual
last meal request – but we thought you might like to know what he
asked for and what is standard if a prisoner declines a special meal.
Bundy was thus given the standard last meal: a medium-rare steak,
eggs over-easy, hash browns, toast with butter and jelly, milk
and juice. It’s said he did not eat it.
Joseph Mitchell Parsons
Joseph Mitchell Parsons was executed by the state of Utah in 1999
but not before he ate his requested last meal of three Burger King
Whoppers, two large orders of fries, a chocolate shake and chocolate
chip ice cream, and a pack of grape Hubba Bubba bubble gum.
He requested to share the meal with his brother and cousin.
THOMAS J. GRASSO
Executed by the state of Oklahoma in 1995, Thomas J. Grasso
also ordered a hefty menu. His last meal request included: two dozen
steamed mussels; two dozen steamed clams; half-a-dozen barbecued
spare ribs; a Burger King double cheeseburger; two strawberry
milkshakes; half a pumpkin pie with whipped cream; and diced
strawberries. Grasso also ordered a 16-ounce can of spaghetti and
meatballs, later complaining that he asked for Spaghetti-O’s,
not just spaghetti.
JAMES EDWARD SMITH
One of the strangest last meal requests on our list, inmate James
Edward Smith asked for a pile of dirt. The prison denied his request
and he ended up settling on a cup of yogurt.
Though not a last meal request as Hitler was not captured alive, as
with Bundy we thought you might like to know what was his final
meal. On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler realized the war was lost and
his Third Reich was over. Hitler ate some sort of pasta (spaghetti or
lasagne) with a light sauce before he and his new wife
Eva Braun took their cyanide pills.
BARTON KAY KIRKHAM
Executed in 1958, Barton Kay Kirkham asked for his last meal to be
pizzas and ice cream, “Because you get cheese, meat, and
everything else in one meal. Not so much fuss.”
DOBIE GILLS WILLIAMS
Following the ice cream theme, Louisianan Dobie Gillis Williams
asked for a sugar rush of ice cream and twelve chocolate bars.