A death row killer, who was executed this week, placed a request for his final meal, which turned out to be a lot more than expected.
It was in fact, a huge feast.
Scroll to find out what his request was…
Now, although abolished in many countries, the death penalty is still retained in some parts of the world.
These countries include China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and of course, the United States of America.
The death penalty has been a part of the US justice system for centuries…
And the penalty, which is often referred to as capital punishment, has been in action since approximately 1608… Yep, it’s really that old.
But it’s not currently legal in every state.
And as the years have gone on, it’s become more and more of a controversial and taboo subject.
Many U.S states have now abolished the death penalty for a number of reasons…
Including the risk factors of executing an innocent person, the fact it doesn’t prevent future crimes, and the fact that it is both discriminatory and can be used politically, as per Amnesty.
Organizations such as Amnesty have been fighting for decades to have the death penalty abolished entirely and they have been trying to expose and hold to account governments that continue to use the punishment.
Many find the death penalty totally barbaric.
When questioned, it’s difficult to justify the state killing its citizens.
Campaigners argued that many of those executed over the last few years were killed despite suffering from serious mental and physical illnesses…
Which should have rendered the death penalty an unconstitutional punishment.
And some states have made huge progress in this field.
History was made by Virginia being the first-ever southern state to abolish the death penalty. Other states which have abolished capital punishment include Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Washington.
People were overjoyed by the news, to say the least…
And many are even calling for the abolishment to be nationwide.
Virginia is now the twenty-third state to abolish the death penalty.
And many are hoping for other Southern states to follow suit.
But one state that is showing little signs of movement on the issue is Oklahoma.
And the most recent man to be executed by the state is John Marion Grant.
Grant was imprisoned in Oklahoma for the murder of Gay Carter.
Back in 1998, whilst at the Dick Connor Correctional Center in Hominy, Grant killed Carter, a cafeteria worker, after he stabbed her sixteen times.
Gran was in the correctional center serving time for robbery. Carter died of internal bleeding, Ladbible reports.
Grant was due to be executed by lethal injection earlier this week, but it was delayed because of an appeal made to the US Federal Court.
However, the US Supreme Court approved the execution to proceed yesterday, meaning Grant was executed by lethal injection.
It is Oklahoma’s first lethal injection in 6 years after a series of botched executions caused a moratorium, the Independent reports.
According to the outlet, Grant was declared dead at 4.21 PM after suffering convulsions and vomiting.
However, just before his death, the sixty-year-old was able to request his final meal.
And knowing it was his last, he took advantage of the fact…
By requesting a huge feast.
It’s left people with mixed opinions…
Those on death row are able to request a final meal providing that it is under $25, Ladbible reports.
So, Grant started by requesting 2 bacon cheeseburgers with onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and mustard, the outlet stated.
He also asked for a large bag of barbecue flavoured chips and some Nutter Butter sandwich cookies.
And half a gallon of Neapolitan ice cream and 2 liters of Mr. Pibb soft drink to wash it all down.
Well, that’s one way to go about it, right?