After the conviction of Chad Daybell, it got me thinking about the FINAL MEALS of inmates. Why do we give them whatever they want? Why do we wait years before executing these individuals? Do you deserve this kind of treatment when you've brutally murdered someone?

Here are some of the LAST MEALS for Utah Death Row inmates:

RONNIE LEE GARDNER:

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Ronnie Lee Gardner murdered 34-year old Melvyn John Otterstrom in 1984 during a robbery. While being moved to a court hearing the following year, he shot and killed Attorney, Michael Burdell in an unsuccessful murder attempt. Gardner was sentenced to life in prison for the first murder, and the death penalty for the second murder.

Ronnie chose to eat his final meal two days before his execution. He chose steak, lobster tail, apple pie, vanilla ice cream and 7-Up, before beginning a 48-hour fast while watching The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and reading Divine Justice.

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Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad on June 18, 2010 at 12:15am.

FINAL MEAL RANKING: 8/10.

JOSEPH MITCHEL PARSONS:

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Joseph Mitchell Parsons hitched a ride with Richard Ernest in August of 1987. Parsons ended up stabbing Ernest to death before assuming his identity. After being arrested, he continued to insist that he was Ernest.

For his final meal, Parsons selected 3 Burger King Whoppers, 2 French fries, a chocolate shake, chocolate chip ice cream, and a packet of grape Hubba Bubba bubble gum. Joseph chose Burger King because of their slogan "Have it your way", which he felt was a reflection of him taking control of his life.

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Joseph Parsons was executed by lethal injection on October 15, 1999 at 12:10am.

FINAL MEAL RANKING: 9/10. (I love Burger King so much)

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