Georgia’s only female death row inmate submitted a lengthy last meal request, which is estimated to total around 4,200 calories.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner requested a last meal of cornbread with a side of buttermilk, two Burger King Whoppers with cheese, two large orders of fries, cherry vanilla ice cream and popcorn. She also requested a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and Newman’s Own buttermilk dressing. Gissendaner also ordered a glass of lemonade to drink.
The feast will be eaten just hours before her execution at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
In 1997, Gissendaner was convicted of killing her husband and sentenced to death in 1998 after she was found guilty of persuading her boyfriend to kill her husband. Although her boyfriend, Gregory Bruce Owen, suggested Gissendaner simply leave her husband instead of killing him, Gissendaner insisted that her husband wouldn’t leave her alone until he was dead.
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Owen attacked and killed Gissendaner’s husband by repeatedly stabbing him and beating him with a nightstick. Owen then burned Gissendaner's husband's car. Owen also stole the man’s wedding ring and watch to make robbery look like the motive behind his death.
After testifying against Gissendaner, Owen was sentenced to life in prison instead of the death penalty.
On Feb. 25, Gissendaner will become the first woman in seven decades to be executed in Georgia. Only 14 women have been executed in the state since 1735. Georgia has not executed a woman since 1945.