Death row woman makes huge last meal request of two Whoppers, two fries, eggs, ice-cream – and more

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is set to be executed in Georgia on February 25

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A woman who will become the first female inmate in Georgia to be executed in 70 years has put in an extraordinary request for her last meal.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, who is currently the US state's only woman on death row, has asked for two Burger King whoppers, two large portions of fries, cornbread with a side of buttermilk and salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and buttermilk dressing.

She has also requested cherry vanilla ice cream, popcorn and lemonade.

Gissendaner, who is due to be executed by lethal injection on February 25, will eat the epic portions in the hours before her death at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

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She is currently being held at Arrendale State Prison, where she faces the death penalty for having her husband killed in 1997 by her boyfriend, Gregory Bruce Owen. She is the only woman out of 84 inmates facing capital punishment.

She was having an affair with Owen at the time - and instructed him to kill Douglas Gissendaner because she "did not expect him to leave her alone after they were separated", Mail Online reported.

Mr Gissendaner was kidnapped, driven to a remote area and stabbed repeatedly in the back and neck. He was also beaten with a stick, before his car was set alight using kerosene.

Owen, Gissendaner's co-defendant, stole his watch and wedding ring to make the murder look like a robbery, according to 11Alive.

He was sentenced to life in prison after testifying against her.

The last woman to be executed in Georgia was Lena Baker, who was electrocuted in 1945.

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