Saturday, June 23, 2012
Condemned man consumes 29,000 calories before execution
The 22nd Execution of 2012
Mississippi executed its sixth death row inmate this year by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Parchman.
Gary Carl Simmons was executed on June 19, 2012 after being convicted in 1996 of the murder of Jeffrey Wolfe as well as the kidnapping and rape of Wolfe's female friend, according to UPI.
Simmons last meal including two Pizza Hut pizzas (one a double portion), almost 6 pounds of cheese, 80 ounces of ranch dressing, a family-sized bag of Doritos, two strawberry milkshakes, 40 ounces of Cherry Coke, a supersized McDonald's fries and two pints of strawberry ice cream. The meal was estimated to be 29,000 calories — what an average man eats in a two-week period.
Simmons was offered the opportunity to make a final statement. The best he could do was, "Let's get it on so these people can go home."
After the execution, Wolfe's stepmother, Linda Wolfe, told UPI that Simmons never apologized for the murder.
"Did he tell us, 'I am sorry. I wish I could take it back'? No, He didn't take nothing back. Like he said, 'Let's get it over with. Let's get done so these people can go home'. Well that is where we are going. We are going back to Houston, Texas, and our hearts are proud. And we are proud of y'all. And thank y'all for every prayer, every thought and everything you have done the last 16 years," Linda Wolfe said.
To read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/06/21/Mississippi-executes-6th-inmate-in-2012/UPI-32021340312831/#ixzz1ycaDPBTW