Saturday, August 27, 2005


mathieu l.

same thing as the prison's director.

Jason K
New York, NY
Age: 27

1 small plate of cheese grits (Velveeta
and sharp cheddar only)

1 7 oz. filet mignon, rare, seared in
salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil

1 plate steak fries, skin-on, w/ Hellman's
mayonnaise and Heinz ketchup (separate)

1/2 lobster roll with two lemon slices
(no celery)

2 glasses fresh squeezed lemonade
1 glass sweet tea (homemade)
1 Crème Brulee with blackberry sauce
2 buttermilk biscuits with unsalted
butter and honey

Tamed - Terry from Texas

2 fried eggs over medium on top of my porter house steak that is cooked
medium rare. Baked potato loaded, with real bacon bits. Broccoli al dente. fried
mushrooms, sauteed mushrooms and onions. Fried chicken livers, Philadelphia
cream cheese and celery, hot buffalo wings, 1 pot of coffee for
breakfast, 1 for lunch, 1 for dinner, and a cup 10 min. before the
execution. 1 dozen cheese stuffed jalapeno peppers. My moms fried chicken,
Mashed potatoes, My moms baked turkey with her corn bread stuffing ( as made on
thanksgiving) , 3 cans of sardines in olive oil,1 fried pork steak, watermelon,
cantaloupe, orange, platter. 2 fresh peaches. chef salad, 2 chili
rellenos with cheese sauce, guacamole, tortilla chips, butter, avocado. 4
Hot sausage patties, 1 gallon ice cold water on the rocks( all 3 meals) . 6
deviled eggs( mayo, little salt, and pepper). 3 packs of Marlboro lights
100. A lighter or matches . Lemon meringue pie made by my mom only.
Hopefully The drugs they inject me with would make me barf my
guts out and lose all controls of my bowels while laying on that
gurney dying because This country thinks it OK to kill people. The death penalty
is just a legal way of doing it. That's not our job its Gods.

hungry man ,Texas
chicken fried steak ,mashed potato's, sweet cream corn, 2 enchiladas, 2 tamales, popcorn, Hawaiian pizza stuffed crust, cheese stuffed jalapeno from church's chicken, biscuit & gravy, one slice of my family meatloaf, super bacon cheeseburger from steak & shake, chili cheese fries from sonic, 1 fish bucket from long john's silvers, cheese sticks, calamari,one egg role, loaded baked potato with real bacon bits, chocolate covered crispy cream donut, baked fish, 1 tuna sandwich, 2 hot links, 1 sardine sandwich, Gallo pinto a Mexican rice & bean dish, broccoli and cheese soup, Broccoli and cheese on the side,popcorn shrimp, corn dog from sonic's, spaghetti and meat sauce w/ meatballs, chicken nuggets & gravy, 7 crackers w/ Philadelphia cream cheese, banana pudding, 2 Dublin Dr. peppers from the Dr. pepper factory in Dublin, Texas, water, lemonade, Wendy's chocolate shake, 1 bottle of yoo-hoo, vanilla coke, 1 pint of super chunky monkey ice cream from ben and Jerry's, box of cordial cherries, 1 cherry cheese cake, pumpkin pie, key lime pie, Godiva chocolate bar, and lastly a box full of every kind of piece of gum from all over the world that is all.

I know that if I actually requested this menu on death row, they'd laugh and bring me a cheeseburger. But, if there were no limits, here's what I'd request for my last day on earth.


A heaping stack of pancakes with butter and maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, and biscuits with gravy, washed down with a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice.


Chili dogs with mustard and chopped raw onions, with a side of onion rings and french fries and some cold iced tea.

Afternoon snack:

Turkey with gravy and stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, buttered rolls, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.


Gin martini straight up with two olives, followed by two dozen raw oysters, steamed clams, clam chowder, three steamed lobsters with corn on the cob, washed down with a cold six-pack of Bud, followed by a gigantic chocolate ice cream sundae with a cherry on top. Followed by a Montecristo #2 (that's a cigar).

Midnight snack:

A bottle of Jolt to ensure that the lethal current of electricity is properly conducted.

That's my request,

From Kevin in New York

August 23, 2005


Last Meal: For his final meal, Shields requested fajitas with flour tortillas, shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, diced tomatoes, diced onions, sour cream, pico de gallo, bacon, breakfast sausage, onion rings, French fries, barbecue sauce and picante sauce.

The skinny: Shields was put to death by lethal injection for the 1994 murder and robbery of his neighbor in a Houston suburb.

More skinny: Shields broke into the home of the victim and ransacked the house. When she returned home shortly, Shields repeatedly stabbed her and beat her with a hammer, then took the victim’s credit cards, checkbook and car keys, as well as the murder weapon and several other household items, and left in the victim’s car.

The victim body was found by her husband when he came home from work. Shields' parents lived next door. Hours later, Shields used one of the credit cards at a store to purchase clothing.

Shields, whose parents lived next door, was arrested three days later after police later spotting him driving the victim’s car.

Shields had cuts on his fingers and chin, and his underwear was heavily saturated with blood. Blood on the victim’s stolen checkbook were both consistent with Shields’ DNA. Shields’ fingerprints and shoeprints were found in the residence. Shields' mother testified at his trial that she and his father had changed the locks on their home at least twice to keep him from stealing from them.

Leading up to: In a letter posted on an anti-death penalty Web site, Shields described his prospects as "not looking good" and referred to his execution as a "state-sanctioned murder." Shields had previous arrests for burglary and auto theft, including an auto theft arrest in Florida where he and some friends were accused of driving a stolen car and shoplifting from there to Texas.

September’s issue of the monthly magazine Christian Network Journal features the only interview to which Shields would consent before his death. The magazine’s editor said Shields said he did not kill Stiner, although he admitted to being in the house when she died. The story also reportedly contains an account of Shields’ Christian conversion.

Last words and such: When asked by the warden if he had a final statement, Shields responded twice, saying, "No." His parents and his victim's parents were among those who watched the execution.

Shields' father, Robert Shields Sr., pointed toward prison officials and said, "Murder," following his son's final breath. "Murdered by the state." he said shortly before he son was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m.

Factoids: Shields was the...

36th murderer executed in U.S. in 2005
980th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
12th murderer executed in Texas in 2005
348th murderer executed in Texas since 1976