Saturday, March 27, 2004

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The final meal request of Lawrence Colwell Jr., Nevada, March 26, 2004

Colwell requested a grilled cheeseburger with onions, pickle and tomatoes, french fries, 3 slices of cheese-and-pepperoni pizza, 3 pints of vanilla, chocolate and chocolate chip ice cream, water, a 20-ounce Coke, a 20-ounce Pepsi and fruit, including an apple, banana and orange.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Reader's Last Meals on's Birthday Eve!

Heidi P. of the Navy...

First for me my last breakfast would be sausage biscuits and gravy. with home made grits and toast.. large coffee
my last lunch would be definately be 4 carne asada tacos with a bowl of avovcado on the side very spicey.
last dinner would be home made cornbread dressing, collard greens, baked onions, with 3 bottles of merlot wine.. If I am gonna go I am gonna go drunk as hell!!


Gina C. in San Jose, Ca.

A dozen large, broiled prawns, mixed baby greens salad, A 6 pack of Diet Pepsi, A six pack of Calistoga bottled water and a huge piece of lemon meringue pie.


Bernie G. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
a nice portion of lasagna, shrimp with sauce, mushrooms and an order of liver and onions. for dessert: a giant bowl of green jello with carrot and lettuce shredding and gummy bears. Last but not least: a Canadian beer with a Cuban cigar - a cohiba!
(I would prefer smoking a nice bud, but they probably wouldn't let me have it, and besides, I'd get a bad case of the munchies before I get zapped!)


Sarah Clark from parts unknown...

A mixed greens salad with no tomatoes and Ranch dressing on the side, Warm french bread with butter, A grilled cheese sandwich, Tomato soup, A McDonald's cheeseburger and french fries, 1 ripe peach, Fresh pineapple chunks, 2 20 oz. bottles of Mountain Dew, Cherry cheesecake, Chocolate ice cream


V. from Maine....
Garlicky roast pork with plenty of crackly skin, fresh, delicious french fries, roasted asparagus, plain white rice, 2 bottles of German coca-cola, 1 bottle of German lime Fanta, caramel eis from Speicher, Germany and Halo-Halo (dessert) from Spangdahlem, Germany.

March 18, 2004 contraband for a cop killer....

Last Meal: Hill asked for was a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, but that is considered contraband, so he didn’t get it.

The skinny: Hill, 39, received the death penalty for shooting and killing 37-year-old assistant police chief. The officer had pulled Hill’s car over for having an expired license tag. Hill's identification card and registration were found in officer's shirt pocket.

Last words and such: Hill had no final words. His lawyer then read his seven-word final statement: "Read Philippians 1:9-23."

A portion of the passage written by the Apostle Paul states: "Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ … For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far."

Factoids: David Hill was adopted a baby. In a strange twist of fate, investigators found David Hill's birth family when researching his background after his arrest. His birth mother had recently died after 30 years of searching for him.

Hill was the...

18th murderer executed in U.S. in 2004
903rd murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
1st murderer executed in South Carolina in 2004
29th murderer executed in South Carolina since 1976

March 23, 2004

...dragon soup...

Last Meal: Le’s last meal was dragon soup, two egg rolls, hunan beef and fried rice, all ordered from a local restaurant. It was the same one he ate before his previously scheduled execution.

The skinny: Le was executed for stabbing a man to death using a meat cleaver and a knife and then stole money from the victim's safe deposit box. The victim owned a beauty salon.

Le confessed to the killing the night he was arrested, saying the two had argued about money and a proposed business deal before the murder.

More skinny: Killer and victim first met in a refugee camp in Thailand after escaping from Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. Although they were friends, court documents indicate that Le, first went to the the man's home and stole stereo and karaoke equipment.

The Capture: After leaving the house, Le stopped at a ditch to wash the blood off his body, and then returned to Oklahoma City. Le went to the victim's bank and, assuming the man's identity, used the his safety deposit box key to open the safety deposit box. Le removed $36,000 in cash and two diamond rings, leaving the box empty. That day, Le also bought expensive new clothes and paid cash to a downtown travel agent for a one-way first class airline ticket to Cleveland. The ticket was issued under the name Paul Koring.

The following day--Friday, November 13, 1992--after placing bets at Remington Park, an equine racetrack in Oklahoma City, Le was apprehended at the Will Rogers World Airport by a police officer who recognized his description.

Last words and such: "Thank you all for being here today I would like to apologize to both families. I can't take back what happened. I hope my death will help replace the hatred for each other. Instead of hatred, love each other. Life is short. If you see a stranger on the street and he needs help, please help him with a smile. I wish i could take back the things I have done, but it's impossible. We all make mistakes in our lives. To my parents, tell them I love them very much. I'll be home soon . . . . I'll see you in Heaven when you get there. I will be there first. If you see a stranger on the street and he needs help, help him. I wish I could take back the thing I had done, but it's impossible. We all make mistakes in our lives."

Factoids: Last month,Okla. Gov. Henry had decided to postpone Le's execution until March 23 after the Vietnamese government asked Henry to review the case. It was the second time that Henry had decided to delay Le's execution.

Le's attorney said the inmate should have been given the opportunity to have the Vietnamese consulate help with his case, even though the United States and Vietnam did not have diplomatic relations in 1992. The two countries resumed relations in July 1995. Le was convicted in September 1995.

Le was the....
19th murderer executed in U.S. in 2004
904th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
4th murderer executed in Oklahoma in 2004
73rd murderer executed in Oklahoma since 1976

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Back to the Reader's Last Meals....The Ides of March/St. Patrick's/Spring version...

Jeffrey J. from parts unknown...1 gallon of my moms home made tea,a broccoli casserole,macaronia and cheese, a porterhouse steak grilled by my mom(dont forget the seasoning salt),3 pints of yuengling,a pint of ben and jerry's double fudge brownie ice cream,and a 40 of miller high life.....and a bottle of vicodin, something to make me me forget they are about to poke me with a damn needle.


Desiree M. from Covington, Louisiana...1/2 dozen Choc. Eclairs, 10 lb. of crawfish boiled in Zaterans
Seafood Gumbo, 3 dozen raw ousters with lemon and cocktail sauce on wheat crackers
Choc. chip mint and raspberry ice-cream, rice noodles in Thai peanut sauce sushi with chopsticks, pumpkin pie and diet Dr. Pepper


James McC., Jr. from parts unknown...If I had to choose a last meal I would partake of the Lord's Supper from a Pastor or Priest. I would remember that Jesus said to the sinner on His right, "Today you will be with me in Paradise." If I am honestly and truly repentant as well as guilty- though we are all really guilty in our own ways- I would confess my unrighteousness and plead for God's promised and delivered salvation through the sinless life and innocent sacrifice of Christ Jesus. Jesus said, If you commit murder in your heart it is the same as if you had done it before God the Father. Let us not be to quick to deal out death and judgment, for it comes swiftly to us all anyway. I do believe God gives Governments this authority to exact justice and punishment up to the death penalty, but it is never to be used as vengeance or subjection. God says vengeance is His Alone.


'd.middy' from somewhere other than delaware: one of those spinach chicken salads from wendys with xtra sweet and sour dressing and croutons, three of my g-moms hot rolls with butter, 6 slices of french toast from harvest moon drowning in syrup melted butter and powdered sugar, cheese steak from ginos in philly with fried onions fried tomatoes mayo ketchup, cheese fries from bodies, nachos supreme, stuffed crust deep dish with everything except anchovies ham and pineaple, mac and cheese and whipped potatoes from boston market, baked potato infused with sour cream cheddar bacon chives, sausage lasagna, whopper from burger king with everything, chili cheese dog with relish, 6 ms. fields chocolate chip cookies, 2 no 3 no 4 hell you cant get enough packs of resees cups, and to wash it all down 4 nesquik double chocolate chocolate milks


Mike from Texas...I would have a salad with light dressing and possibly some whole wheat croutons. If allowed, I would wash it all down with non-alcholic "O'Douls" Don't you know that fat and high carb items can KILL YOU!

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The final meal request of David Hill, South Carolina, March 19, 2004.

Hill requested a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne. This is considered contraband, so his request was denied.

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The final meal request of Hung Thanh Le, Oklahoma, March 23, 2004.

Le's last meal was dragon soup, Hunan beef, fried rice, and spring rolls.

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