Thursday, August 12, 2004

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The final meal request for Terry Jess Dennis, Nevada, August 12, 2004.

Mr. Dennis requested two cheeseburger and a coke.

A complete summary will be forthcoming shortly.

Monday, August 09, 2004


The people at Randy Goat Radio used the last meal site as a topic on our radio show, and figured out the PERFECT last meal to make the corrections dept. remember you for years. Here it is:

From Mrpres...

Boiled Cabbage ( 1 Head), 1 Can Baked Beans, 12 Pickled eggs, Boiled Asparagus, Uncooked Pork Sausage, pickled Pigs' Feet and wash it all down with...1 Quart Prune Juice (freshly squeezed)

We all know what happens when one dies, what a mess this'll make!!!

Boris Kapultychinz from Racine, WI.

Fried liver with anchovies and lima beans.
One raw white onion.
One can of salmonberries.
Three crushed mint leaves.
One jar of chicken fat.
One can of root beer.
A scoop of plain vanilla ice cream with garlic powder.


SirDC from parts unknown...

One sesame seed H&H bagel, lightly toasted and lightly spread with lite
cream cheese, with thinly sliced Bermuda onion, organic cucumber, home
grown tomato, nova salmon (from a quality deli -- not from a grocery
plastic pack), and capers (dill is OK as a substitute). One US prime
grade, 2 inch thick 20 oz. steak seasoned with kosher salt and pepper
and grilled (medium rare) over charcoal and presented on an oval dish.
Mushrooms in wine and butter. Steamed asparagus with lemon and butter.
Two broiled Australian lobster tails with lemon (in those cheese cloth
wrappers so you don't squirt your eyes) and clarified butter. Hand cut
French fries (the long thick ones) cooked in lard and seasoned with a
dusting of paprika, salt and pepper. Heinz Ketchup. Bananas Foster with
Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream. Is alcohol OK if used in cooking?
Espresso. Ideally, the chefs at the Culinary Institute of America
would prepare this meal, on site, with the proper equipment and care.
Alternatively, I might go with chef's choice. You know -- surprise me.
Two iced cans of Dr. Brown's Celrey soda and a large glass of crushed
ice. Schweppes soda water on the side to cut the soda sweetness to
taste and for belching satisfaction. White cloth napkins; tablecloth;
nice cutlery, especially the steak knife; candles; cheerful classic
music (may use CD as substitute for string quartet). Thank you for your


Morganna in Indiana

A sack of White Castle double cheeseburgers, a bottle of Kahlua and a quart of heavy cream. A couple of shotglasses full of liquid Valium for dessert and I would be very happy to go.


Jimmy from
New Zealand...

The Menu

2 Dozen fresh Bluff oysters (undoubtedly the best oysters in the world from the cold and crystal clear waters off New Zealand's southern coast) in the shell, on a bed of ice with lemon wedges, sea salt, white pepper and crisp buttered toast.

A bottle of 2002 Church Road Chardonnay with a tall flute glass.

A plate of mixed sushi and sashimi, California style rice- fresh wild salmon and smoked salmon with fresh Wasabi and sweet Soy sauce.

A bottle of 2001 Montana Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc. A fresh tall flute glass please.

A plate of traditional steak tartare using Aberdeen Angus fillet (raised in Taranaki NZ) with warm toast and fresh tomatoes and onions on the side.

A bottle of Matua Valley Bullrush Merlot 2001 and a balloon wine glass.

A chined rack of fresh lamb marinated in garlic, extra virgin olive oil and Oregano. Cooked at 150 degrees for 35-40 minutes (yes that's all) and rested for 10 minutes before serving. Served with a mixture of steamed fresh vegetables and creamed potatoes.

A bottle of 1999 Leaning Rock Rise and Shine Pinot Noir with a cut crystal glass.

A freshly baked Pavlova (NZ Meringue) with lemon curd and a scoop of Hokey Pokey ice cream.

A bottle of 1997 Church Road Reserve Noble Semillon.

Unlimited supply of Havana air roasted coffee, a bottle of Courvoisier Initiale Extra cognac and a very large balloon glass. One Cohiba "Esplendidos" cigar and a steamed face cloth with lemon/lime zest.

August 5, 2004

...Pineapple slices with...mayonnaise?...

Last Meal: For his last meal, Hubbard asked for two eggs over medium, four pieces of bacon, fried green tomatoes, sliced red tomatoes, four slices of pineapple with mayonnaise, white bread, a banana, and a medium-sized V-8 juice.

The skinny: Hubbard, 74, who spent 26 years and nearly two months on death row, was executed for the 1977 slaying of a 62-year-old Tuscaloosa store owner.

Hubbard maintained his innocence of the crime to the end.

Hubbard said he had been drinking whiskey with the victim and claimed she committed suicide, calling the police to report the shooting. She died as the result of three gunshot wounds, one to the face, one to the head, and one to the shoulder. A difficult accomplishment as a suicide.

Priors: His conviction happened within 20 years of a second-degree murder conviction in a 1957 death. He was released on the state's "good time incentive act" in 1976 and killed again the next year.

Last days: Hubbard spent his time reading and watching television. He didn't exercised outside, but he participated in a prison religious group.

At least 15 visitors came to see Hubbard in his last two days, including his daughter and his spiritual adviser.

Last words and such: Hubbard offered no last words.

Factoids: Hubbard became the oldest person ever to be executed by the state of Alabama and the oldest executed in the United States since 1976, the year the death penalty was reinstated.

Hubbard is the oldest person executed in the United States since 1941, when James Stephens of Colorado was executed at age 76.

Bill Hayes, a Florida-based capital punishment historian, said Hubbard will be the oldest by far in the current series of executions that date to 1976. He said 24 inmates in their 60s have been executed nationwide in that period.

Hayes said the oldest person executed in the 20th century was 83-year-old Joe Lee of Virginia in 1916, but Larry Traylor, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections in that state, said Lee's actual age was in dispute and he may have been 68. But there have been at least 16 others in their 70s and 80s executed, according to Hayes' research.

Arizona apparently has the nation's oldest inmate on death row - 88-year-old Viva Leroy Nash.

Hubbard was the....

37th murderer executed in U.S. in 2004
922nd murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
1st murderer executed in Alabama in 2004
29th murderer executed in Alabama since 1976