No Seconds

| Before he was executed on May 10, serial killer John Wayne Gacy enjoyed an artery-clogging last meal of fried chicken, fried shrimp, French fries and fresh strawberries. Was he consciously emulating the final repasts of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock (of In Cold Blood notoriety)? A historical survey of last meals:

TED BUNDY: Serial killer; electrocuted Jan. 24, 1989; Starke, Florida.

Last meal: steak, eggs, hashed brown potatoes, coffee.

GARY MARK GILMORE: Murderer; shot by firing squad Jan. 17, 1977; Point of the Mountain, Utah.

Last meal: hamburgers, eggs, potatoes, coffee, whiskey.

PERRY SMITH AND RICHARD HICKOCK: Murderers; hanged April...