Skip to comments.Tennessee child killer Billy Ray Irick picks deluxe burger combo as last meal before execution
Posted on 08/09/2018 7:55:48 PM PDT by Simon Green
A Tennessee convicted child rapist and killer on Wednesday picked a deluxe burger combo as his last meal before his execution -- the first in the state in nearly a decade.
Billy Ray Irick, 59, chose the combo that included a super deluxe burger, onion rings and a Pepsi soft drink, the Tennessee Department of Correction said Wednesday. Irick, who is being held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, will eat his last meal before his execution, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.
The name of the restaurant that prepared the meal was not released out of an abundance of caution, the department said.
Death row inmates are given a $20 limit to spend on their last meal, the Tennessean reported.
Irick was convicted in the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, who he was babysitting.
The convicted killer is expected to receive a three-drug injection on Thursday. If Irick is executed, it will be the first time Tennessee has applied the death penalty since 2009.
Irick exhausted all his appeals since being convicted and continued over the years to challenge the drugs Tennessee officials used in lethal injections for death row inmates.
On Monday, the state Supreme Court denied a stay of Irick's execution, saying a lawsuit filed by inmates contesting the execution drugs being used wasn't likely to succeed.
The Supreme Court on Thursday also denied his last-minute request for a stay of execution.
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Why do we waste money and resources for last meals? Poor cow.
Why, wouldn't a kale salad been a much more healthful choice?
I hope the piece of sh*t suffered a horrible death..enjoy hell scum bag..RIP Paula Dyer
After last meal, he has moved to the bottom of the food chain.
It’s a ridiculous expense. Maybe the last meal is a way for the executioners to absolve themselves of anything bordering on guilt feelings. Even then, it’s not very logical.
Sit down in your Hot Tub-Time Machine, if you still own one, and imagine;
November 1963 in Dallas. Jack Ruby is about to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald, but first, Jack offer’s Lee a bite of his Clark Bar. Lee finishes a crunchy, delicious chocolate snack and throws the wrapper away. before the candy wrapper hit the dirty linoleum floors, Jack shouts “Murderers shouldn’t litter!!” ::BAMM!!”” goes the cheap saturday night pistol.
“...Why do we waste money and resources for last meals?...”
I don’t mind the last meal bit. What I do find appalling is the 33 years of room & board this POS got while the “bleeding heart” lib-designed justice system wrings its hands in agony at the very thought of putting this SOB down. 33 years...whadda joke.
Virtually every execution you read about has its crime committed in the 1980’s. Elapsed time is usually 30-35 years. I don’t get it.
Except Timothy McVeigh.
S precious soul and life snuffed out by an animal
You know the pope is trying to eliminate capital punishment. Didn’t Jesus say that it would be better for someone who harmed a child to have a milestone wrapped around their neck and thrown into the sea? YES HE DID! That effort by the pope proves he is a tool for the devil and social justice commies. No offense to the Catholics in general.
No Pepsi, Coke. Just to piss him off.
“The only thing cruel and inhumane about the death penalty are the appeals.” — Rush Limbaugh
He should have been a man and order a straight Pepsi.
I’d pay the $20 to see him eat his last meal. I’d even stay for the show of justice.
Kenny Jeffers testified when he arrived at the home, Irick was standing on the porch with his arms hanging limply by his side. Jeffers found Paula unconscious on the floor with a pool of blood between her legs. She was not breathing, but Jeffers could feel a pulse. Kenny Jeffers wrapped Paula in a blanket and rushed her to Children’s Hospital.
Paula Dyer was essentially dead on arrival at Children’s Hospital. Nonetheless, Dr. Jim Kimball tried unsuccessfully to revive the child for about 45 minutes. Dr. Kimball testified Paula “was not breathing,” her face was blue, and she was “oozing blood” where she was brutally raped anally and vaginally. Dr. Kimball ruled asphyxiation the cause of death.
By the time Kathy Jeffers arrived at the hospital, her daughter was dead.
Dr. David Douglas Wilson, a pathologist at the University of Tennessee hospital, performed Dyer’s autopsy and agreed asphyxiation was the cause of death. Along with a severely torn rectum and vagina from the rape, he noted Paula was hit in the head with a blunt object or fist that may have knocked her unconscious. She also had injuries to her neck and face, likely caused by pressure from a hand.
Also a warning to all those that think that a child raper and killer won’t last long in prison, thinking that they will get their just rewards by other inmates.
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