Georgia death row inmate requests two whoppers and more for last meal

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Kelly Gissendaner
Death row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has requested a huge final meal which includes cornbread, buttermilk, and two Whoppers with cheese

ATLANTA, GA -- A Georgia death row inmate is making sure her last meal is one to remember.

Kelly Gissendaner is scheduled to be put to death next week for the murder of her husband. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says she'll the first woman put to death in Georgia since 1945.

For her last meal, Gissendaner asked for cornbread, buttermilk, two 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.

Prison officials in Texas banned last meals in 2013 after convicted murderer Lawrence Russell Brewer requested two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. The ban was put into effect after Brewer reportedly refused to eat any of the food.

It is not yet known whether if Gissendaner last meal request in Georgia will be granted.

Gissendaner is on death row for the 1998 murder of her husband. Court documents say she persuaded her then boyfriend Gregory Bruce Owen to kidnap her husband and kill him so she could collect on the couple's life insurance policy. Owen testified against her in exchange for a life sentence.