A single cup of black coffee, 12 hot dogs, a pack of camel cigarettes. These are just some of the final meal’s requested by some of America’s most notorious serial killers. Some jump at the chance to eat something expensive that they would’ve never eaten otherwise. Others eat something from their childhood, and some choose to eat nothing at all. Here are some more meals that these monster’s requested.
12 fried shrimp, a bucket of KFC chicken, french fries, and 1 pound of strawberries. This request came from John Wayne Gacy, one of the most sadistic, cold blooded killers in the world. Gacy raped, assaulted, and murdered 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois.
1 cup of black coffee is all Aileen Wuornos wanted for her last meal. She was an American serial killer who murdered 7 men in Florida in 1989 and 1990. She claimed that her victims had either raped her or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute.
A hamburger, 2 hard boiled eggs, a baked potato, a few cups of coffee, and 3 shots of jack daniels is what Gary Gilmore wanted for his last meal. An American criminal who gained international attention for demanding the implementation of his death sentence for 2 murders he committed in Utah. What’s interesting is he was executed by a firing squad, one of the few executions by firing squad in history.
12 hotdogs with mustard and a can of coke is all John William Rook wanted to eat before he was executed for raping, beating and slashing a 25 year old nurse. He tried to blame society for the murder because he didn’t get the help he needed as a child, but when the public started to pay attention to his crime it made it all worse.
Although there are many more wacky last meals requested, these meals give you just a taste of how people take advantage of last meals. In most states the last meal is a tradition. In others it’s not. There is no law that automatically entitles a prisoner to a last meal or anything other than standard prison meals. What would your last meal be?