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Word: 'SautÃed in garlic butter'

William Earl Lynd, 53, was executed at the state prison in Jackson on May 6, the first execution in the U.S. in seven months. As it does before all executions, the Georgia Department of Corrections issued a press release describing Lynd’s last meal.

“Lynd has requested as his last meal two pepper jack BBQ burgers with crisp onions, two baked potatoes with sour cream, bacon and cheese, one large strawberry milkshake, from a local restaurant.”

— An excerpt from a May 5 Georgia Department of Corrections press release about Lynd.

“Conklin has requested as his last meal filet mignon wrapped with bacon; de-veined shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with lemon; baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives and real bacon bits; corn on the cob; asparagus with hollandaise sauce; French bread with butter; goat cheese; cantaloupe; apple pie; vanilla bean ice cream and iced tea.”

— An excerpt from a July 8, 2005 state press release announcing the execution of Robert Dale Conklin.

“We do everything within reason to accommodate a prisoner’s request, but it’s a case-by-case basis. Requests have run the gamut, from a steak dinner to what was on the menu for that day at the prison.”

— Susan Phillips, Georgia Dept. of Corrections spokesperson, in a phone interview with Creative Loafing on May 6, 2008.