Kelly Renee Gissendaner is the only female on death row in Georgia, but not for much longer as her execution has been scheduled for later this month.
But like any prisoner on death row, one has the right to chose any last meal they want, no matter how extravagant or, as in this case, calorie-packed.
Gissendaner, 46, will, in point of fact, be the first woman to be executed in seven decades in the state when she receives a lethal injection on February 25.
When it comes to ordering your last meal on death row, the world is your proverbial oyster, so why not go for some expensive caviar or a nice T-bone steak?
Or, like Gissendaner, you can go for a calorific burger and french fries, with lots of buttermilk on the side, of course.
The whopping last meal requested by Georgia’s only death row female consists of: cornbread with a side of buttermilk; two Burger King Whoppers with cheese; two large orders of fries; cherry vanilla ice cream; popcorn; a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and Newman’s Own buttermilk dressing; and lemonade.
And at a heart stopping 4,200 calories, it’s a hell of a last meal to request, as we’re sure you’ll agree.
Then again, it is a “last meal” so why not go for it and order all the yummy things you want to eat before you are put to death.
Gissendaner was convicted of arranging the killing her husband in February 1997 and was sentenced to death in November 1998 after she was found guilty of persuading her boyfriend to kill her husband, Douglas Gissendaner.
At the time, according to the prosecution, Gissendaner told her sister that she was planning to separate from her husband. When her sister suggested she simply divorce her husband, the defendant insisted that she had to kill him, otherwise he would never leave her alone.
Douglas Gissendaner was kidnapped, stabbed repeatedly, and beaten, before his car was set on fire with kerosene by Gissendaner’s boyfriend.