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Georgia woman orders 4,200 calorie meal as her last meal before she gets executed

​A woman, scheduled to be executed in the US next week has placed her order for her last meal - and it's huge.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46,is scheduled to be the first woman executed in Georgia since 1945.

She is set to die by lethal injection on Feb 25 after she was convicted of orchestrating a plot to murder her husband. 

As is tradition, death row prisoners can determine their last meal.

Georgia Department of Corrections released the details of Gissendaner's calorific final indulgence: 

"Cornbread, buttermilk, two Burger King Whoppers with cheese and all the trimmings, two large orders of french fries, cherry vanilla ice cream, popcorn and lemonade. She also wants a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots and cheese to be topped with Paul Newman buttermilk dressing."

The Daily Mail reported that the meal is estimated to contain 4,200 calories.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, male prisoners rarely ask for such big meals before their execution. 

In fact, they usually ask for the same meal that was being served to the other inmates, but leave the meal untouched.

The last woman executed in Georgia was Lena Baker in March, 1945. 

She was sent to the electric chair after being convicted of murder for shooting her boss.

In 2005, the state pardoned her after agreeing with her family that she acted in self defense.

 

The mythos of the last meal has proved fascinating for many.

New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves has even reconstructed the final meals of various condemned prisoners in a series called No Seconds.

Some are simple affairs, such as Timothy McVeigh's ice cream request. Some are perculiar like Victor Feguer's single olive.

 

In an interview by Giorgia Zardetto for the show's catalog, Henry says: "When I first came across all the requests, I found it to be such a fascinating insight into the minds of these soon-to-be executed individuals."

"To try to find a little comfort from these last bites is an interesting glimpse into their mind."

Victor Feguer, who was hanged in 1963 for kidnap and murder, asked for a single olive. He reportedly thought it might grow into an olive tree from inside his body and hoped it would make use of him as a symbol of peace.

Sources: Huffington Post, Henry Hargreaves, Daily Mail

 

 

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