10 Unique Last Meal Requests By Criminals Before Hanged To Death

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3 min readJul 2, 2020

The last meal is a ritual granted to some condemned prisoners in the United States and various countries around the world. Although the custom has a rich and controversial history, last meals evoke a morbid curiosity and leave many people wondering, “What would I choose as my final meal?”

From buckets of fried chicken to pints of chocolate chip ice cream, here’s 10 Unique Last Meal Requests By Criminals Before Hanged To Death.

1. Timothy McVeigh


Timothy McVeigh was the American terrorist behind the Oklahoma City bombing which killed 168 people and 680 others were injured. The bombing was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11 attacks, and to date, it remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in the United States. He was put to death in Indiana by lethal injection at the age of 33. He was sentenced to death for 168 counts of murder.

For his last meal, McVeigh requested two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

2. James Edwards Smith


James Edwards Smith, who was executed in Texas in June 1990, takes the prize for one of the strangest last meal requests: a lump of dirt.

Since dirt was not on the institution’s list of approved foods, prison officials denied the request, and Smith was given yogurt instead.

3. Victor Feguer


At the age of 28, Victor Feguer was sentenced to death by hanging after kidnapping and murdering Dr Edward Bartels.

You would think that someone would want all the yummy treats in the world when…

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