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The lives and crimes of serial killers intrigues many of us and recently I’ve been looking at quotes and other facts about these individuals.

One of the facts that I have looked into where their last meals prior to being executed from death row.

Below I have listed the final meals of famous and some not so famous serial killers

They are listed in alphabetical order.

Martha Beck

Martha Beck was executed in 1951 and had a last meal of fried chicken, fried potatoes and salad

Oscar Ray Bolin was executed in 2016 and had a feast as his last meal, it included: Medium rare rib eye steak, a baked potato with butter and sour cream, a salad made of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato, baked garlic bread, lemon meringue pie and a bottle of Coca-Cola

William Bonin

William Bonin is also known as The Freeway Killer was executed in 1996 and had a last meal consisting of two pepperoni and sausage pizzas, three servings of chocolate ice cream and three six-packs of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

Gary Ray Bowles

Gary Ray Bowles was also known as the I-95 killer and was executed in 2019, his last meal was three cheeseburgers, french fries and bacon

Theodore “Ted” Bundy

Ted Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989, he declined a special meal and therefore was given a medium-rare steak, eggs (over easy), hash browns, toast, milk, coffee, juice, butter and jelly (he didn’t eat this meal either)

Westley Allan Dodd

Westley Allan Dodd is also known as The Vancouver Child Killer was executed in 1993 and asked for a simple final meal of salmon and potatoes

Raymond Fernandez

Raymond Fernandez along with his partner Martha Beck was executed in 1951, his last meal consisted of Onion omelette, french fries, chocolate candy and a Cuban cigar.

Joseph Paul Franklin

Joseph Paul Franklin was a white supremacist and serial killer who was executed in 2013, he declined a last meal but did have a lunch of roast beef and potatoes

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy was executed in 1994 and he feasted on the following prior to his death: a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of original recipe Kentucky-Fried-Chicken, french fries, a pound of strawberries and a bottle of diet Coke

David Alan Gore

David Alan Gore was executed in Florida in 2012 after spending 28 years on death row, he enjoyed Fried chicken, french fries and butter pecan ice cream prior to his death.

Randy Greenawalt

Randy Greenawalt was executed in 1997, his final meal consisted of two cheeseburgers, french fries with extra salt and coffee with milk.

Fritz Haarmann

Fritz Haarmann the German serial killer was executed in 1925 and simply asked for an expensive cigar and a Brazilian coffee

John Joubert

John Joubert was executed in 1996 and his final meal was as follows: Pizza with green pepper and onions, strawberry cheesecake and Coca-Cola

Peter Kurten

Peter Kurten the German serial killer and rapist was executed in 1931, he had a last meal of Wiener Schnitzel, fried potatoes and a bottle of white wine. He asked for seconds and received it.

Bobby Joe Long

Bobby Joe Long was executed in 2019 and had roast beef, bacon, french fries and a soda pop as his last meal

Rhonda Belle Martin

Rhonda Belle Martin was executed in 1957 and her final meal consisted of a hamburger, mashed potatoes, cinnamon rolls and coffee

Kenneth McDuff

Kenneth McDuff is the only person in history to have been paroled from death row only to return and eventually be executed in 1998, he had a final meal of Two T-bone steaks with all the fixings

Stephen Morin

After spending very little time on death row Stephen Morin was executed in 1985 and his last meal consisted of a T-bone steak, a baked potato with butter and sweet green beans. He had bread rolls, banana pudding and coffee to finish

John Allen Muhammad

John Allen Muhammad also known as The Beltway Sniper was executed in 2009, for his final meal he had chicken with red sauce and several cakes

Manuel Pardo Jr

Manuel Pardo Jr, a serial killer from Florida who murdered nine known victims in a four month period was executed in 2012, his final meal consisted of rice, red beans, roasted pork, plantains, avocado, tomatoes and pumpkin pie, he had egg nog and Cuban coffee to wash it all down

Paul Ezra Rhoades

Paul Ezra Rhoades spent 23 years on death row before being executed in 2011 he had a fast food based last meal of hot dogs with sauerkraut and onions with mustard, ketchup and relish, he also had baked beans, veggie sticks, ranch dressing and to finish he had fruit with jelly and strawberry ice cream cups

Danny Rolling

Danny Rolling also known as The Gainesville Ripper was executed in 2006 and the final meal he chose was lobster tail, butterfly shrimp, baked potato with strawberry cheesecake and sweet tea

Michael Bruce Ross

Michael Bruce Ross also known as The Roadside Strangler and The Egg Man was executed in 2005 and has the dubious honour of being the first person executed in Connecticut since 1960 and also the last person executed in the state as the death penalty was repealed in 2012. He declined a special meal but had the standard prison fare which on the day was turkey with rice, mixed vegetables, white bread, fruit and a drink

John Martin Scripps

John Martin Scripps who was dubbed by the press as the “tourist from hell” was executed in Singapore in 1996 and he had a simple final meal of pizza and hot chocolate

Sean Richard Sellers

Sean Richard Sellers was the only person to be executed for a crime he committed when under the age of 17, he was put to death in 1999 and had a final meal of egg rolls, sweet & sour shrimp and batter-fried shrimp

Frank Spisak

Frank Spisak was a transvestite who had an ambition to be Adolf Hitler, he was executed in 2011 and had a final meal consisting of spaghetti with light tomato sauce, tossed salad with Italian dressing, chocolate cake, coffee with cream and sugar & root beer

Gerald Eugene Stano

Gerald Stano had a horrible start to life which may explain his later behaviour, he was executed in 1998 and had himself a feast to go out with which included Delmonico steak with baked potato, sour cream and bacon bits, tossed salad with Roquefort dressing and lima beans along with half a gallon of mint chocolate-chip ice cream and a 2 litre bottle of Pepsi

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos declined a special meal and made do with a hamburger and other snacks as well as a cup of coffee

And that’s the end of this list, what do you think of these meals? What would you have?

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