- Popular Galleries
- Massive tornado hits Oklahoma
- Serial killer's secret photos
- Fla. teen charged over underage same-sex relationship
- Amazing face transplants (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
Timothy McVeigh, who was executed by lethal injection after killing 168 people and injuring more than 680 during the Oklahoma City bombing, wanted two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream as his last meal. His execution was carried out on June 11, 2001 in Indiana.
On June 12, 2001, Brooklyn-based photographer Jonathon Kambouris had read an article in the local paper about the execution. "When I read that Timothy McVeigh chose two pints of mint chocolate ice cream as his last meal, it immediately sent a shiver down my spine and left a lasting effect on me," Kambouris explained. "The last meal is the last choice one can make before being put to death... [It's] unarguably honest and true." That's the inspiration behind "The Last Meals Project."
Author: Ysolt Usigan
Credit: Jonathon Kambouris