STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer scheduled to be executed for killing nine people ate his final meal.
The lethal injection of 56-year-old Manuel Pardo was set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Florida State Prison in Starke.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections said that Pardo visited with eight people Tuesday. Pardo also ate a last meal of rice, red beans, roasted pork, plantains, avocado, tomatoes and olive oil. For dessert, he ate pumpkin pie and drank egg nog and Cuban Coffee.
Pardo was convicted of killing nine people in 1986. Officials said most of Pardo's victims were involved with drugs. Pardo contended that he was doing the world a favor by killing them.