Teresa Lewis wanted Chicken for Last Meal

Teresa Lewis, Virginia's only woman on death row, requested fried chicken, sweet peas and Dr Pepper for her last meal ahead of her scheduled execution Thursday.The 41-year-old grandmother, whose final stay request was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court this week, also asked for either German cake or apple pie for dessert, Sky News reported.Lewis was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 9 p.m. EDT at the Greensville Correctional Center near Jarratt, Va., for the Oct. 30, 2002, murders-for-hire of her husband, Julian Clifton Lewis Jr., and her stepson, Charles J. Lewis, to collect $250,000 in life insurance money.Triggermen Matthew Jessee Shallenberger, then 29, and friend Rodney Lamont Fuller, 27, were sentenced to life terms at their separate trials. Shallenberger committed suicide in prison in 2006.Lewis's daughter, Christie Lynn Bean, served five years because she knew about the plan but remained silent.If appeals to Gov. Bob McDonnell to reverse Lewis's execution fail, she will become the first woman executed in the United States in five years and the first woman executed in Virginia since 1912.Virginia has the second busiest U.S. death chamber after Texas.Lewis's lawyers and campaigners against her execution argue that Lewis is "borderline mentally retarded" and that her execution is therefore unconstitutional.Defense attorneys also contend that with a claimed IQ between 70 and 72, it was impossible for her to have masterminded the killing and that she was manipulated by one of the triggermen, WTVR-TV, Richmond, Va., reported.Lewis was held Thursday in one of three windowless cells next to the execution chamber in the prison's L Building, located at the rear of the facility.

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