Death row inmates in Texas can no longer request special last meals, and they can blame racist killer Lawrence Russell Brewer. Before he was executed this week, Brewer ordered up a Texas-sized feast, according to the Austin American-Statesman: "Two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, a cheese omelet, large bowl of fried okra, 3 fajitas and a pound of barbeque with a half-loaf of white bread on the side." Plus a pint of ice cream for dessert. The problem: He barely touched it.
When that tidbit surfaced, a state lawmaker complained: “Enough is enough. It is extremely inappropriate to give a person sentenced to death such a privilege … one which the perpetrator did not provide to their victim.” State prison officials quickly announced the end of the program: Those about to die will get what all the other prisoners are getting. Daily Intel has more on the fascination about last meals. (Read more Texas stories.)