A Mississippi grocery-store butcher, convicted of dismembering a man with carving knives and raping his victim’s girlfriend, requested a massive last meal before his execution late Wednesday.
Gary Carl Simmons Jr., 49, was sentenced to death for dismembering 21-year-old Jeffery Wolfe’s body with carving knives and scattering them in the bayou by his home in 1996. He was also found guilty of hog-tying Wolfe’s girlfriend and raping her.
Before his execution Wednesday evening, Simmons requested a Pizza Hut medium Super Supreme Deep Dish pizza, 10 packs of Parmesan cheese, 10 packs of ranch dressing, a family-size bag of nacho cheese Doritos, 8 ounces of jalapeno nacho cheese, 4 ounces of sliced jalapeno peppers, 2 large strawberry milkshakes, two cherry Cokes, one super-sized order of McDonald's fries with extra ketchup and mayo and two pints of strawberry ice cream, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release.
The death row inmate requested that the pizza come with a double portion of tomato sauce, mushrooms, onions, jalapeno peppers and pepperoni, and a regular helping of 3 cheeses, olives, bell peppers, tomato, garlic, and Italian sausage.
It is unclear how much of the meal Simmons finished, though the Department of Corrections reported that he had eaten at least half by 4:45 p.m., a little over an hour before his execution.
The entire meal clocked in at nearly 29,000 calories and around 2000 grams of fat, The Daily Mail newspaper estimated using Livestrong's MyPlate calculator.
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