Utah Death Row Inmates FINAL MEAL: Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy, maybe the most famous serial killer in American history confessed to the murders of 28 women in Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Florida. It's believed that Ted actually murdered HUNDREDS of women. Ted was found guilty of killing Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman on July 24, 1979, and sentenced to death. Ted was captured, convicted, and executed in Florida, however, NOT Utah. But he's notorious in this state.
Ted actually had NO REQUEST for his final meal. He was given the customary final meal: Steak cooked medium-rare, eggs over easy, hash browns, buttered toast with jelly, milk, and juice. That's right... Bundy's final meal was breakfast! My favorite meal of the entire day. Ted Bundy was executed in an electric chair at 7:16 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 24, 1989. His famous last words were directed at his attorney Jim Coleman and Methodist minister Fred Lawrence: "Jim and Fred, I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends."
After his execution, people outside the prison were singing, dancing, and setting off fireworks. While the hearse drove by with Bundy's body, people cheered. Ted's corpse was cremated in Gainesville, Florida and his ashes were spread in an undisclosed location in the mountains in Washington State.
JOHN ALBERT TAYLOR:
John Taylor was born in Ogden, Utah and lived there until age 9 when he moved with his mother to Colorado. He was a troubled kid, stabbing his stepfather, molesting and raping his sisters, and arrested multiple times. He was diagnosed as a "remorseless pedophile". On June 23, 1989, John Albert Taylor raped and murdered 12 year old Charla King. That's all the details I will be giving about the crime. Taylor was convicted of first-degree burglary, first-degree rape of a child, and first-degree murder on December 5, 1989.
For John's final meal, he ordered a large Ambassador pizza with thin crust, onions, mushrooms, hot peppers, sausage, pepperoni, ham and extra cheese. He also asked for a Coke to drink. Taylor spent his final evening sharing his pizza with his uncle Gordon Lee while joined by former attorney Ed Brass and Catholic priest Reyes Rodriguez, who administered the Last Rites.
On January 26, 1996, John Albert Taylor was executed by firing squad in a warehouse at the Utah State Prison at 12:03 a.m.
Utah Death Row Inmates Final Meals: Burger King???
RONNIE LEE GARDNER:
Ronnie Lee Gardner murdered 34-year old Melvyn John Otterstrom in 1984 during a robbery. While being moved to a court hearing the following year, he shot and killed Attorney, Michael Burdell in an unsuccessful murder attempt. Gardner was sentenced to life in prison for the first murder, and the death penalty for the second murder.
Ronnie chose to eat his final meal two days before his execution. He chose steak, lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-Up, before beginning a 48-hour fast while watching The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and reading Divine Justice.
Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad on June 18, 2010 at 12:15am.
FINAL MEAL RANKING: 8/10.
JOSEPH MITCHEL PARSONS:
Joseph Mitchell Parsons hitched a ride with Richard Ernest in August of 1987. Parsons ended up stabbing Ernest to death before assuming his identity. After being arrested, he continued to insist that he was Ernest.
For his final meal, Parsons selected 3 Burger King Whoppers, 2 French fries, a chocolate shake, chocolate chip ice cream, and a packet of grape Hubba Bubba bubble gum. Joseph chose Burger King because of their slogan "Have it your way", which he felt was a reflection of him taking control of his life.
Joseph Parsons was executed by lethal injection on October 15, 1999 at 12:10am.
FINAL MEAL RANKING: 9/10. (I love Burger King)
It's GORGEOUS! How To Get The NEW BLACK & WHITE Utah License Plate!
Here in Utah, we have the BEST license plate in the game... The Arches plate. Orange, Blue, White. GORGEOUS. But all the sudden, we suddenly have THE TOUGHEST plate of all time: Black & White! And you can get it on your car today!
I saw this from Twitter user: @SplashNephew where he posted these new Black & White plates on his Volvo (Below).
Twitter blew up with people wondering HOW? How can we all get these plates on our cars? Firstly: These are special plates that require annual contributions to the Utah Historical Society. Meaning, you will pay $25 for an initial contribution, and $25/year as an annual contribution. Here is a STEP BY STEP on HOW to get these plates!
- It can be obtained at ANY DMV office and will be mailed from the Utah State Tax Commission.
- To order this plate by mail, submit a copy of your current registration, any documentation required for the special plate, and a check that includes the cost of the special plate, plus $4.00 for postage to: Utah State Tax Commission, Motor Vehicle Division, P.O. Box 30412, Salt Lake City, UT, 84130.
These plates, NO DOUBT, will start showing up all over the place, so get yours today! I'm THRILLED these are finally available in Utah!
Wow! Utah's Next License Plates??
Utah's license plates are... OKAY. The Arches plate is AMAZING, but the others? Ehh...
I decided to design the NEXT license plates for MY HOME STATE: Utah!
1. The Dixie Plate:
There's not a chance this thing will fly, but I want it! I'd have it tomorrow! Fairly simple, but gives the St. George Pride Vibe with the sunset behind it. Showing clear skies that we get nearly everyday in St. George.
2. Modern Utah Jazz Plate:
No. Forget what I said on the Dixie Plate. I would have THIS ONE on my car tomorrow! The Jazz just did a whole new rebrand and they're keeping it simple. Bright yellow with the black. It pops. I love this plate!
3. The Beehive Plate:
The Beehive State, The Beehive Plate. An actual hive in the background with gooey honey running behind the numbers. This one would be the most UNIQUE plate in the world, and I'm kind of crazy about it!
4. The Elk Plate:
This ones for all the dudes out there. The Elk is the state animal of Utah, and I know there would be TONS of back-country folk that would sport this bad boy! Come on!
5. The Fry Sauce Plate:
Our most VALUABLE resource: Fry Sauce! It's a Utah staple, and it's GLORIOUS! In Fry Sauce We Trust!
6. The Califutah Plate.
This one is made for all those Californian's moving to Utah and trying to turn Utah into California. It's essentially the California license plate with Utah instead of California... Just to make them a little more comfy here.
See! It's a dead ringer! They'd LOVE IT!
Who do we need to send these to? Let's have the MOST AWESOME plates in the nation! Come on, Utah!