Serial killers and criminals have always been a beacon of terror and yet they’re quite intriguing. Nobody knows the reason behind their murderous nature or what triggers them to commit such heinous acts in the first place.

Most of the serial killers that we have ever known commit crimes on the ground of feeding their animalistic impulses. Be it the famous Stone man who went on a murder spree during the 1980s or the Chessboard killer during the 1990s.

Nobody is born bad or with the intention of growing up to be a criminal. Nobody in their right mind would say,” When I grow up, I want to be a criminal. And not just any criminal but the worst there is!”

However, can you associate the words humanity and criminals in the same sentence?

Strangest Requests For Last Meal By Criminals

Food has always been the most basic requirement of any living being. To think it’ll be the last day of any person on Earth might strengthen the cravings.

These criminals had the strangest request for their last meal which might change your thinking process a tad bit that they might possibly have a shred of humanity left in them.

Victor Harry Feguer

Known for the assassination of one Dr. Edward Bartell, Victor Harry Feguer was sentenced to death. Probably to atone for the sin, he wanted his own death to be a symbol of peace. Hence, he asked for one piece of olive with the pit left in, so he could let it grow into a tree.

Victor Feguer and his olive seed

Philip Ray Workman

Initially, a member of the Army, Philip Ray Workman, had been sentenced to jail for 5 years for drug possession and burglary.

However, after getting out he was highly addicted to cocaine. Thereby, high as a kite he intended to rob a store in Memphis where he allegedly killed Lt. Ronald Oliver.

Philip Ray Workman and his veggie pizza

Right before being executed, for his last request, he did something far from selfish. He asked the prison for a large vegetarian pizza not for himself but for a homeless person. His request was denied. However, a woman named Donna Spangler along with her friends pitched in and bought 150 large pizzas which were sent to the homeless centers.

“I used to be homeless, so I know how rough it gets. I have seen some bad times – not having enough food, the cupboards are bare. But we got pizza to feed enough people for a while,” an employee of Nashville’s Rescue Mission had commented.

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Lawrence Russell Brewer

Lawrence Russell Brewer was a white supremacist who murdered James Byrd, Jr. on 7 June 1998 by dragging him on an asphalt road with his pickup truck for three miles until his head and right arm were severed upon hitting a culvert drain. Brewer was executed by lethal injection in response to the crime on 21 September 2011.

That greasy burger wasn’t the only thing that Lawrence Russell Brewer wanted for his last meal

For his last meal, he requested a meal that seriously sounded like a fast-food menu. He asked for

  • two chicken fried steaks and sliced onions dripping in gravy,
  • a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger with everything on the side,
  • one cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and jalapeños,
  • a big bowl of fried okra with ketchup,
  • one pound of barbecued meat and half a loaf of white bread,
  • three fajitas with all the toppings,
  • a Pizza Hut Meat Lovers pizza,
  • a pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream,
  • a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts on top, and
  • three root beers to wash it all down.

James Edward Smith

Found guilty of capital murder, James Edward Smith had the strangest request for his last meal.

James Edward Smith and his dirt

It was his request that had garnered him so much attention back in those days.
For his last meal, Smith requested rhaea kunda dirt, which is associated with voodoo rituals.

He wanted to use it to mark his body so that his soul would move on and not stay on Earth as a ghost. Naturally, the prison denied him his dirt and he had to settle for a cup of yogurt.

Karla Faye Tucker

Sentenced to death for murdering two people with a pickaxe during a burglary, Karla Faye Tucker was an American woman who had psychopathic tendencies. Let’s just say this lady was weird. During her trial, she openly claimed that with every hit of her ax, she had intense multiple orgasms.

Karla Faye Tucker and her last meal

One would think her last meal would be as bizarre as her but it was a simple banana, a peach, and a garden salad.

Were These People Born Criminals?

Considering the innocent requests of food made by these criminals somehow gives them a human touch. The atrocities inflicted by them can never be justified but at least one can humanize them through the help of their last meals. This leads me to my question – were they born criminals?

More often than not, if we keep aside psychopaths, the childhood that each of these criminals has had is quite traumatic.

Unresolved trauma and prolonged abuse can turn even the sweetest of people into a monster.

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