The Final Meals Of History’s Most Notorious Death Row Inmates Are Eerily Revealing

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When you’re staring death in the face, food is probably the last thing on your mind. For inmates on death row, however, a specially-prepared last meal is typically customary. And bar a few restrictions – alcohol and tobacco are usually forbidden – prisoners can generally ask for whatever they like. Throughout the years, then, history’s most notorious criminals have made some startling requests for their final feasts. And what they chose provides an eerie glimpse into the last moments of their lives.

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20. Peter Kürten

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Peter Kürten received the death penalty in April 1931, almost two years after being branded “The Vampire of Düsseldorf.” The press bestowed the nickname on the then-unknown serial killer due to his propensity for drinking his victims’ blood. When police eventually caught up with him, Kürten unreservedly confessed to his appalling crimes. He was subsequently found guilty of nine murders and seven attempted murders.

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