A Punishment Worse Than Death: Indulging In Your Final Meal Than Being Told It's Not Your Final Meal
Metro- A death row inmate had eaten a feast of takeaway food in preparation for his imminent execution only to be told minutes before his lethal injection that his death would be stayed by 37 days.
Richard Glossip had been convicted of the 1997 killing of the owner of the Oklahoma City motel he managed and has only recently lost his appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court against his execution.
Mr Glossip has consistently maintained his innocence throughout and has widespread support for his cause due a perceived lack of evidence.
His final meal of roughly 5,000 calories consisted of a medium double bacon double cheese pizza from Pizza Hut, Fish n Chips from Long John Silvers, a baconator from Wendy’s and a strawberry malt also from Wendy’s.
His reaction to the stay of execution ordered by Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin was simply: ‘That’s just crazy.’ Glossip has now been returned to a normal cell where he is ‘happy to have 37 more days’.
Numerous famous people have joined his campaign for redemption such as actress Susan Sarandon and death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean.
Never has a man, or woman, been less happy to be have 37 days added to their lifespan. I am not sure if there is ever a time where a person is fully prepared for death, but if there was then the moments after polishing off Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, and Wendy's all in one sitting would absolutely be it. I am not even in prison and the thought of having fast food pizza, fast food seafood, and ice cream commingling in my stomach is enough to make me want to kill myself. I actually think that this guy should be let free. Sure, he murdered a guy that he used to work with, but killing a motel owner isn't worth the pain of having to live with yourself the day after crushing 5,000 calories of shitty food. If he can survive that then he should be granted a new lease on life.The fact that this guy had to sit there and suffer through the ultimate ITIS when he thought he was moments away from being freed from his intestinal pain is retribution enough. To be told your last supper isn't actually your last supper right AFTER you inhaled it? No man deserves that fate. The consequences don't fit the action. The punishment doesn't fit the crime. The state owes this guy at least one more homicide on them before they put him in the electric chair.
Someone transport the message to the people picketing in his honor. This man doesn't just want to die, he needs to die. He can't possibly live with himself any longer. Don't save him. He don't wanna be saved. By the time this guy's stomach finally settles it will be time for his next last meal. That's 37 days of misery. I'll be honest, without the help of some Pepto, I don't even see his body making it 37 days. That mixture is too volatile. His insides probably look like you dropped an economy size bag of Mentos into a baby pool of Coca Cola. This isn't capital punishment. It's capital torture. I think the murderers and rapists of this world need to be executed too, but not like this Oklahoma, not like this. You can't give a man the most paralyzing of meals then return him to a place that doesn't even have a couch that can fold out into a death bed.
P.S. Choosing a final meal that consists of 5,000 calories and costs like $20 is actually more disgraceful than savagely killing our coworker. Don't be such a Dick, Richard.