Ted Bundy's Last Meal Was A Feast That Went Uneaten

We're all familiar with the concept of a prisoner's last meal. Even the most heinous serial killers known to the human race are permitted this final request. John Wayne Gacy, for one, requested a bucket of KFC as his last meal, complete with shrimp, fries, and strawberries: Strange combination, but okay. Other notably weird last meal requests made by inmates on death row have included Charles Rumbaugh's single tortilla, Gerald Lee Mitchell's bag of Jolly Ranchers, and James Edward Smith's lump of dirt.

That being said, many death row inmates have caused legislators to rethink the whole last meal concept. Texas, for instance, did away with the tradition entirely in 2011 after yet another prisoner requested an elaborate meal, only to not touch it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ted Bundy's last meal is a similar story.

What did Ted Bundy's last meal include?

Like Lawrence Russell Brewer, the man responsible for both a racially charged murder and the abolition of Texas's last meal in 2011, Ted Bundy also refused to touch his last meal in prison. However, Bundy's situation was a little different: Rather than ordering an expensive meal and wasting it to prove a point, Bundy simply declined a last meal altogether. Whether he wasn't hungry or was trying to be an annoyance in his remaining hours, we may never know.

Instead, according to Business Insider, the prison offered Bundy a plate with steak, eggs, and hash browns. He was also given a cup of coffee as part of Florida's standard-issue prison meal. Nowhere near the same kind of prison food as ramen sandwiches, not that it was deserved. Later that same day, January 24, 1989, Bundy was executed via electric chair in the state of Florida for the murders of 36 young women.