So, you kill some people and you spend a few decades in jail, noshing off the prison slop. But when it’s time for your last meal, what do you, as a convicted murderer, choose? Here are the last meals of some of the notorious ladies of Death Row.

Velma Barfield liked to poison anyone she didn’t like to fuel her drug addiction. But when the “Death Row Granny” was ready to face the Reaper in 1984, she elected for a rather modest meal. She washed a bag of Cheez Doodles down with a can of classic Coke.

Marilyn Kay Plantz was a person who liked the finer things in life. After all, she did hire assassins to take out her husband so she could score on his $300,000 life insurance policy in 1998. Naturally, this Oklahoma murderess did not choose a modest final meal when she was executed in 2001: she ordered a chicken taco salad, a pair of chicken tacos, a Mexican pizza, two cinnamon twists, a pecan pie and not one, but two cans of Coke.

Image: YouTube
Image: YouTube

Karla Faye Tucker and her boyfriend broke into their friend’s place to rob him, but also murdered him with a hammer and a pick axe. Karla also took the weapon to a woman who she found hiding in the victim’s bed. Though Karla once bragged that every blow of the axe gave her an orgasm, she later converted to Christianity in prison. On her execution date, she had a modest meal: a garden salad with Ranch, a banana, and a peach.

Christine Marie Riggs murdered her two children, ages 2 and 5, by drugging and poisoning them, then failed at killing herself. When the Arkansas murder mom was preparing to die in 2000, she requested a smorgasbord: a nice dinner salad, a supreme pizza, a side of fried okra, strawberry shortcake and a cherry limeade to wash it down.


Wanda Jean Allen had a history of violence, which culminated in her gunning down her ex-girlfriend in 1998. In 2001, the state of Oklahoma executed her and all she wanted was a bag of chips.

Aileen Wuornos was one of the most vicious female serial killers of all time, murdering six men by shooting them dead. She decided not to eat a final meal. She drank a cup of coffee, black, and that was that.

Image: Pecan Pie, Gloria Cabada-Leman/Flickr
Chips, Mike Haller/Flickr