Serial killers are some of the most fascinating people in history in the way that they are so far off from the norm and yet so hard to discover until their actions have been done.
They are psychological singularities, one-offs of mental instability made through a corrupted upbringing or born in a moment of sudden inventiveness gone wrong.
Some of the worst killers in recent history have so little in common with how ordinary people think it’s not comforting to consider the same species. But there’s one thing that unites them with us right at the end of their lives: they eat.
Female serial killers are significantly less frequent than their male counterparts.
Though there have been plenty of them with their motives and goals, not unlike a male counterpart would have, female killers, get notably less attention than men.
Their last meals show a brief window into their human soul, a glimpse at what might be considered the most basic need as a human being that proves they are, or at some point were, just like everyone else.
10 Double Dining
Kelly Gissendaner was put to death for the planned murder of her husband Doug with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen.
Owen ambushed Doug while Kelly was out with friends, then drove out to pick her up as an alibi. They then stabbed Doug to death and burned his body along with the car and the evidence.
Her last meal was a massive order of two Whoppers with fries, popcorn, cornbread salad with buttermilk dressing, lemonade, and cherry vanilla ice cream.
However, her death date was postponed, giving her a second set to order. Before lethal injection in 2015, she ended her life with a platter of chips with cheese dip, Texas fajita nachos, and frosted diet lemonade.
9 All That And
Wanda Jean Allen was put to death in 2001 for killing her lover, Gloria Jean Leathers. They met in prison, where Wanda was serving a sentence for killing another former lover years prior.
Wanda shot Gloria outside the police station, where Gloria was trying to report Wanda for domestic abuse. She had a bag of chips as her last meal, and when she was in the execution room, she stuck her tongue out at reporters.