Here’s What 18 Killer’s Last Meal On Death Row Looked Like

Joe Arridy


Joe Arridy was a mentally disabled 23-year-old falsely accused and convicted of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old schoolgirl. Despite numerous appeals and pleas of innocent by insanity (Arridy’s IQ was allegedly in the 40s), Arridy was executed by gas chamber in 1939. After research was released that showed Arridy was likely not even in Pueblo, Colorado at the time of the crime and was coerced into giving a confession, he was posthumously pardoned 72 years after his death in 2011.

For his last meal, Arridy asked for ice cream.


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