Teresa Lewis on Death Row Makes Her Last Decision: Her Final Meal

Supreme Court denies Teresa Lewis' emergency appeal for delay.

ByABC News
September 21, 2010, 6:52 PM

Sept. 22, 2010— -- Teresa Lewis, who is set for execution Thursday evening, is down to her last choice: her final meal.

She has informed prison personnel she'd like two chicken breasts, sweet peas with butter, a Dr. Pepper and either German cake or apple pie for dessert. She will be the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly a century.

Her legal odyssey ended Tuesday night when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal. Before the court ruled, supporters of Lewis, who suffers from borderline mental retardation, posted a recording on the Web of Lewis singing the gospel hymn "I Need a Miracle." As the recording plays, pictures of Lewis and her daughter flash on the screen.

With a scheduled 9 p.m. EDT execution, Virginia Department of Corrections rules allow Lewis to have only one visit with immediate family before she is put to death by lethal injection. Attorneys, clergy and spiritual advisors are allowed to visit up until the time of execution.

Victim's rights advocates were unsympathetic to her appeal, pointing out the seriousness of her crime.

According to court records, in 2002, Lewis participated in a plan with two hit men to kill her husband and stepson in order to get a life insurance payout.

Lewis stood in another room as Matthew J. Shallenberger and Rodney L. Fuller shot Julian Lewis and his son C.J., at close range.