For his last meal, Stevens has requested four whole fried catfish, eight hushpuppies, French fries, coleslaw, hickory smoked barbeque beef ribs (wet with sauce also on the side), hot peach cobbler, a half gallon of Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream, two 20-ounce Cokes and a sliced, whole red tomato.See story here.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Clarion Ledger reports Gov. Haley Barbour has denied 52 year old Benny Joe Stevens' request for clemency. Stevens is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection tonight. Stevens was convicted of killing his ex-wife, her husband and her 10-year old son in 1999. He says that, on the day of the murders, he was in a traffic accident and that he does not remember much. The Ledger also offers: