Texas Ends Special Last Meal Requests
If you were on death row awaiting execution, what would your last meal be? Now I’m not going to lie, I’ve thought about this a lot more than I should.
Inmates in the state of Texas, however, will no longer allowed such a privilege. According to LA Times, this was brought forward after a man refused to eat his excessive order before being executed on Wednesday.
Lawrence Brewer, 44, was convicted in 1998 for dragging a man to death. Brewer, a self-described white supremacist, drew national attention for the slaying of James Byrd Jr.
Before his death, Brewer ask for: two chicken-fried steaks with gravy and sliced onions, a triple bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, two pints of ice cream, a cheese omelet with the works, three fajitas, a pound of barbequed meat, peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts, a loaf of bread, a meat lovers pizza, one pint of ice cream, and three root beers.
Brewer touched nothing.
The news infuriated State Senator John Whitmire who deemed this excessively wasteful.
“He is a bad person who I don’t believe the state should be giving special conditions,” Whitmire told The Times in an interview.
Whitmire wrote to Brad Livingston, executive director of the state prison agency requesting for the workers to stop preparing special last meals for inmates. Livingston responded in agreement.
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