On Wednesday at 6:16 p.m., Gary Carl Simmons, 49, was executed by the state of Mississippi for a 1996 murder, in which Simmons, a butcher by trade, hacked his victim up with a cleaver and fed the man's remains to alligators. Then he raped the dead man's girlfriend.
Less than two hours before he received a lethal injection, prison officials noted that Simmons appeared "slightly more upbeat," had refused a sedative and a shower, and eaten "at least half of his last meal… [having] sampled everything except one bag of chips."
Moments before he was put to death, Simmons was "still eating" his last meal, according to a prison briefing.
The following list, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, is what that last meal consisted of - a menu totaling nearly 30,000 calories: