Sunday, August 14, 2005

Ann's Last Meal:
Large Glass of Iced Tea, with lemon, sugar sweetend.
To begin: A small Dinner Salad, with romaine, carrot, beet, sunflower seeds, egg, raisins, and Poppyseed Dressing.
Appetizer: Blackened Oyster and Seafood Fondue (From Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen - Houston, Texas)
Entree: Crab Finger Platter with Steak Fries (Thick and Crispy on the outside), Ketsup and Extra Tartar Sauce, Lemon Wedges (Also from Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen, Gessner Ave., Houston, Texas)
Dessert: Warm Fudge Brownie Pie with Pecans, ala mode with Vanilla Bean Ice cream, whipped cream, and Hersheys Chocolate Syrup drizzled on top.

Unknown from Unknown...


Derrick T. from parts unknown...

The Menu:
1 Jar limburger cheese
1 jar mayonnaise
1 jar generic hot sauce
3 habanero peppers
1/2 pound broken glass
1 blender
Use your imagination and you can discover a way for me to leave
this world the same way I came into it; a bloody screaming mess.

Alain D. from parts unknown...

For breakfast:

Coffee (a pitcher full of); bacon (well done); cubed potatoes fried in butter; toasts; eggs (the yellow part must melt in my mouth, otherwise I yell); a pack of cigarettes and a joint.

For lunch:

Meat loaf; mashed potatoes with gravy; a wif; cigarettes and a good nap.

For dinner:

A point of alldressed pizza; oignon rings; a ?poutine?; a couple of big hamburgers from Harvey's; Pepsi DIET (to look nicer in front of my creator, hoping it's a ... woman); and a piece of cheesecake; but no pot; I would have a panic attack wich would make me puke all the good stuff!!!

Stuffed like that, there would be no blood to my brain what so ever, so I would'nt give a damn about my own death....

Scott M. Knoxville, Tn...formerly of South Bend, In...
16 Porterhouse with buerre blanc sauce, smothered in saut?ed onions
and Morel mushrooms, seared Ahi tuna steak, seasoned with crushed
wasabi peas and parsley, 2 Dynamite rolls from Wasabi restaurant in
Knoxville, 1 dozen steamed Littleneck clams w/Drawn butter, 1 small
Cheese, Mushroom and Pepperoni Pizza from Barnaby's, 1 Philly Cheese
steak from Pat's in Philadelphia, 1 Rte 44 Limeade from Sonic, 6 Coca
Cola Classic in Glass Bottles, 1 quart each of Bonnie Doon Lemon
Custard and Mint ice cream, 1 thermos of good Jamaica Blue Mountain,
with cream on the side and 2 Oxycontins....

August 11. 2005

...declared that he had shot his "ol lady"...

Last Meal: 10 slices of cheesecake, 10 pieces of fried chicken and fried catfish.

The skinny: Turrentine was put to death for killing his ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage that prosecutors said claimed three other lives, including the women's children.

More skinny: Turrentine was having problems with his live-in girlfriend and moved out of the house. He later suspected she was having affairs with other men and came to believe that his sister knew about the affairs and that the two women were cheating him out of money in order to support their drug habits. Turrentine got a .22 caliber handgun from his ex-wife and confronted his sister about the supposed affairs. The sister apparently laughed in Turrentine's face and Turrentine shot her in the head. Turrentine then drove to the girlfriend's house, and during an argument he shot her and her two children in the head. After this carnage, Turrentine talked to a 911 operator and declared that he had shot his "ol lady," his kids, and his sister. He waited for police to arrive and again admitted to the shootings.

Turrentine originally was convicted and sentenced to death as well for the killings of the 13-year-old son and 22-year-old daughter. But a federal appeals court last year threw out the convictions in the case because of a judge's error during the trial.

Leading up to: A week ago, Turrentine told the Pardon and Parole Board about the alcohol and the antidepressants he'd taken at the time. But in the end, he couldn't answer the board members' questions about motive. "I've been struggling with that for years," he said, just before the board declined to spare him.

Last words and such: Before being given a lethal injection, Turrentine, 52, proclaimed his innocence, despite an earlier confession. "I've always maintained I've been innocent of crimes charged. This is a violation of my 14th Amendment rights. It's not over. With that being said, Mom, Dad, I love you all. Be strong. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensures due process of the law and equal treatment of all citizens and was adopted to protect former slaves after the Civil War.

When it was over, his mother cried, "Let me get out of here," but paused just before she left the death chamber. She placed her hand on the window that separated her from the room where her son's body lay and tearfully patted it.

Factoids: Turrentine was the....

35th murderer executed in U.S. in 2005
979th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
4th murderer executed in Oklahoma in 2005
79th murderer executed in Oklahoma since 1976

August 10, 2005

Last Meal: Sterling requested a chicken fried steak, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, French fries, pecan pie, sweet tea and a vanilla milkshake.

The skinny: Sterling, former farm worker from Central Texas was executed for using a car bumper jack to fatally beat and rob a man during a violent spree 17 years ago that also left three other people dead.

More skinny: Sterling, 38, was condemned for the beating death of a 72 year old man, killed in 1988 at his home. Prosecutors also had evidence tying him to the slaying of a 52 year old woman, a friend of the victim's whose purse and glasses were found at Sterling's home, although he was not tried for the woman's death.

Sterling led police to their bodies after he was arrested for the slayings of two seventy year old brothers. He pleaded guilty to their slayings and received two life prison terms. Authorities said Sterling knew the four victims, who all were fatally beaten.

Evidence showed Sterling, who was 20 at the time, took a car, a TV, shotgun and a lantern. Police said he sold the car for cash he needed to buy crack cocaine. "He was looking for enough to just buy some rocks," Hill County Sheriff Brent Button said.

In the big house: While in jail in Hillsboro, Sterling gained notoriety for trashing his cell, tearing up steel jail fixtures officials had been told were indestructible. Sterling also was remembered for a physical training regimen where he would do push-ups for hours.

Last words and such: "I wish I could do something to replace your father, your loved one," Gary Sterling said as two daughters and three sons of his victim stood a few feet away watching through a window. "But I can't. I know this was a heinous crime. I just wish I could get him back. I would like the chaplain to say a prayer, not only for me but for the victim's family. For them being misled, I am sorry. That is all I have to say. I'll put in a good word for everybody."

Factoids: Sterling was the....

34th murderer executed in U.S. in 2005
978th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
11th murderer executed in Texas in 2005
347th murderer executed in Texas since 1976