Gissendaner's last meal request: 2 Whoppers with cheese, 2 orders of fries

Gissendaner's last meal request: 2 Whoppers with cheese, 2 orders of fries

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040706 - ATLANTA, GA -- Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, eats lunch in her 9-by-12 cell at Metro State Prison in Atlanta Tuesday, July 6, 2004. The shelving unit at right holds all her possessions. She's photographed through the slot in her cell door through which guards pass Gissendaner her lunch tray and other items throughout the day. (BITA HONARVAR/STAFF)

Kelly Gissendaner, who is scheduled to be put to death next week, has made a request for her last meal.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Gissendaner has asked for cornbread, buttermilk, two Whoppers with cheese and all the trimmings, two large orders of French fries, cherry vanilla ice cream, popcorn and lemonade. She also wants a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots and cheese to be topped with Paul Newman buttermilk dressing.

While condemned murderers are always offered a final meal, in the most recent instances the men to be put to death have opted for the same meal served other inmates. And then they did not eat once their dinners were brought to them.

Gissendaner is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the 1998 murder of her husband, Doug. Gregory Owen, her lover, carried out the actual killing, but he testified against Gissendaner and was ultimately sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Gissendaner was sentenced to die because she planned the murder. She had already divorced Doug Gissendaner one time and she told Owen the only way to get her husband out of her life was to kill him.

Owen intercepted Doug Gissendaner at home and forced the husband to drive to a secluded area of Gwinnett County where Owen stabbed him repeatedly in the neck.

If she is executed, Gissendaner will be the first woman Georgia has put to death since 1945.

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