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The Most Elaborate Final Meals In Death Row History

Updated October 14, 2020 75.0k votes 21.9k voters 2.2m views15 items

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Even the weirdest death row last meals make sense, because how do you limit yourself to small fare when you know it's the last food you'll ever eat? Serial killers like Steven Michael Woods order as much food as possible so they can make their last meals count. The prisoners last meals below contain everything from the best cuts of meat to heaps of ice cream. Would you choose a large lavish meal for your final dinner? 

One of the most expensive meals is likely that of Lawrence Russel Brewer. He order pounds of food, but didn't eat one bite, causing Texas to get rid of the "last meal." One of the more boring meals was Ted Bundy's. What was Ted Bundy's last meal? Well, he simply went with the standard last meal before execution. Robert Dale Conklin, on the other hand, ordered filet mignon, sauteed shrimp, and goat cheese. 

What are the best last meal requests of inmates on death row? Check out these famous last meals and vote up the ones you find most extra and over the top.

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    Steven Woods

    Steven Woods
    Photo: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice / Clark Prosecutor

    Executed: 2011 

    Crime: The murder of a young couple, even after many appeals, and being backed by some popular non-profits/media organizations.

    Last Meal: Two pounds of bacon, a large four-meat pizza, four fried chicken breasts, two drinks each of Mountain Dew, Pepsi, root beer, and sweet tea, two pints of ice cream, five chicken fried steaks, two hamburgers with bacon, fries, and a dozen garlic bread sticks with marinara on the side.

    • Age: Dec. at 31 (1980-2011)
    10,228
    2,781
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  • Marion Albert Pruett
    Photo: Arkansas Department of Corrections / Murderpedia / Public domain

    Execution: 1999

    Crime: He killed Bobbie Jean Robertson, a convenience store clerk in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and four other people. 

    Last Meal: Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza, four Burger King Whoppers, French fries, fried eggplant; fried squash, fried okra, a whole pecan pie, and three two-liter Pepsi bottles. Remarkably, he originally considered ordering a roast duck.

    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1949-1999)
    791
    314
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    Dennis Bagwell

    Dennis Bagwell
    Photo: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice / Clark Prosecutor

    Executed: 2005

    Crime: Bagwell invaded the Texas home of Ronald Boone, who returned home to find the bodies of his wife Leona McBee, his daughter Libby Best, and his granddaughters, Reba Best and Tassy Boone. According to reports, McBee and Tassy had been beaten and strangled, necks broken, and Tassy was raped. Libby was shot in the head, and Reba’s skull was crushed with a hammer and a metal exercise bar.

    Last Meal: Steak, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, fries, onion rings, bacon, a dozen scrambled eggs with onions, fried taters with onions, sliced tomatoes, a salad with ranch dressing, two hamburgers with everything, peach pie, milk and coffee, and ice tea with real sugar.

    • Age: Dec. at 42 (1963-2005)
    4,586
    3,175
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    Robert Dale Conklin

    Robert Dale Conklin
    Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections / Clark Prosecutor

    Executed: 2005

    Crime: While on parole for armed robbery, he killed a man by sticking a screwdriver in his ear and twisting it around. He then dissected the body and put select parts of it down the garbage disposal.

    Last Meal: Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, de-veined shrimp sauteed in garlic butter with lemon, a baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives, and real bacon bits, corn on the cob, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, French bread with butter, goat cheese, cantaloupe, apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream, and an iced tea.

    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1961-2005)
    5,997
    4,437
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