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Death row inmate executed yesterday completely pushed the limit with his last meal
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Death row inmate executed yesterday completely pushed the limit with his last meal

Brian Dorsey had a huge meal before his execution on April 9

A death row inmate had a huge final meal prior to his execution via lethal injection on April 9.

Brian Dorsey, 52, was convicted of murdering his cousin Sarah and her husband, Ben Bonnie, at their home in 2006.

According to prosecutors, Dorsey had called Sarah to request money to pay off a drug dealer.

Later that evening, he went to the couple's home and took a shotgun from their garage, which he used to kill them both.

Court records also show that he'd turned himself in three days after the attack.

In his final statement, Dorsey apologized to Sarah and Ben's families, writing: "To all of the family and loved ones I share with Sarah and to all of the surviving family and loved ones of Ben, I am totally, deeply, overwhelmingly sorry.

"Words cannot hold the just weight of my guilt and shame. I still love you. I never wanted to hurt anyone. I am sorry I hurt them and you."

As well as his final statement, it has also been revealed what Dorsey chose for his final meal.

Brian Dorsey. (KSDK News)
Brian Dorsey. (KSDK News)

Some death row inmates have become notorious for their last meals, like Victor Feguer, who was executed back in 1963 after kidnapping and murdering a doctor.

He was the last person to ever be sentenced to death in Iowa and decided to choose a single olive for his last meal.

So, what did Dorsey choose?

According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, before his execution he ordered his favorite foods, which included two cheeseburgers, two large French fries, two orders of chicken strips and a sausage, pepperoni, onion, mushrooms and extra cheese pizza.

On the day of his execution, Dorsey received a single-dose injection of pentobarbital at the Bonne Terre prison he was incarcerated in.

However, due to health risks, there were some concerns raised about a possible 'cutdown' method to find a vein by pulling tissue with forceps where it might be difficult in conditions such as obesity and drug use - which was the case for Dorsey.

He was executed via lethal injection. (Getty Stock Photo)
He was executed via lethal injection. (Getty Stock Photo)

But all went as planned and the Missouri Department of Corrections told Fox News Digital that Dorsey’s death had been quick after the injection with 'quick, shallow breaths'.

Prior to his execution, Dorsey had lodged appeals with the US Supreme Court and a request for clemency to Governor Mike Parson.

The appeals referenced Dorsey's good behavior and his rehabilitation - along with concerns about Missouri's execution protocol.

Abraham Bonowitz, the executive director for Death Penalty Action, said that Dorsey was the prison's barber which required a high level of trust since he was handling sharp objects.

However, Parson rejected his request for clemency, saying in a statement that Dorsey had 'punished his loving family for helping him in a time of need' and that 'Missouri law and the Court’s order will deliver justice and provide closure'.

Topics: Crime, US News