Authorities in Mississippi released details Wednesday of the last wishes of a death row inmate convicted of raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in 2000.
Thomas Lowden, 58, was sentenced to death at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. He has been on death row since 2001, when he was convicted of murder, rape and four counts of sexual assault against Lisa Marie Gray.
Her last meal included two pulled pork loins, fried okra, buttered sweet potatoes, a Pillsbury Grands cookie with butter and molasses, French vanilla ice cream and Lipton sweet tea, the Mississippi Correction reported. Department.
THE LAST SUPPLY” IS A COOKERY RITUAL THAT IMPRISONS THE MURDERERS BEFORE THEY GET DEATH.
“He’s full because he’s had a lot of food,” MDOC Commissioner Nathan “Burl” Kane said at a news conference Wednesday. “He loved the okra, he loved the pork … I think he ate every bit of it.”
The meal was served around 4 p.m., officials said. Loden asked to see four visitors and a mental health worker and “was willing,” Cain said.
“He was a little remorseful,” said Jeworski Mallett, deputy commissioner of institutions. “We spoke to him at 12:45 and he was remorseful in front of his family.”
Last week, a federal judge refused to block Mississippi’s execution of Loden and four other Mississippi death row inmates pending trial over the state’s lethal injection protocol.
Before what was supposed to be Gray in the summer senior year of high school, he worked as a waiter at his uncle’s restaurant in northeast Mississippi. On June 22, 2000, he left work after dark and got a flat tire on a country road.
loden, a Marine Corps recruiter At 10:45 p.m., he met Gray on the road with his relatives in the area. “Don’t worry. I’m a Marine. We do things like this,” he said.
Loden told investigators he became angry after Gray told him he never wanted to be a Marine, and ordered him into his van. He sexually assaulted her for four hours before strangling her, according to an interview with investigators.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.