Billy Ray Irick, currently on death row at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Tennessee convicted child rapist and murderer on Wednesday, grabbed a deluxe burger combo as his last meal before his execution, the first in the state in almost a decade.
Billy Ray Irick, 59, chose the deluxe combo with a super deluxe burger, onion rings, and a Pepsi soft drinks, the Tennessee Department of Correction said Wednesday. Irick, who is being held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, eats his last meal before his execution, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday.
Billy Ray Irick was convicted in the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer.
The name of the restaurant who cooked the meal was not released “out of an abundance of caution,” the department said.
The condemned prisoners get 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. As Irick is carried out, it will be the first Tennessee has applied the death penalty since 2009.
Irick exhausted all his profession since condemned and continued over the years to meet the challenge of 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, says a lawsuit filed by prisoners challenging the execution drugs used, was not likely to succeed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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