Death row inmate eats an entire Bible as his last meal

Atmore, Alabama | When the prison staff asked 33-year Jeremy Morris if he wanted anything special for his last meal, he answered: “I just want a Bible”.

The prison guards of the William C. Holman Correctional Facility thought he wanted to pray and repent, so they gave him an old copy of the King James Bible.

Against all expectations, the condemned murderer began tearing up the holy book and eating it.

It took hours of chewing and swallowing small pieces of paper, but Mr. Morris ate the totality of the 1200-page book, including the cover.

Walter Henri, the prison guard who handed him the old and worn out Bible, says the inmate seemed to “savor every bite”.

“He kept tearing pieces from his Bible and eating them like they were potato chips!” 

Holman Prison director, Frank Davis, says the staff decided to let the prisoner eat the Bible because it didn’t violate the establishment’s “last meal policy”.


Director Davis says the guards were surprised to see Mr. Morris ingest the Bible, but did not feel the need to intervene.

In most states and various countries where the death penalty is legal, it’s customary to give sentenced prisoners a special last meal at their request.

Restrictions do apply, concerning mostly the legality, the accessibility and value of the meal.

Despite its unusual nature, Mr. Morris’ choice of meal was “locally accessible and worth less than 40$”, making it conform to the rules of Alabama correctional facilities.

Jeremy Morris is expected to be executed tomorrow for the killing of two Catholic nuns in 2007.

5 Comments on "Death row inmate eats an entire Bible as his last meal"

  1. peter austin | April 27, 2017 at 8:09 pm | Reply

    He only proved that God does exist… But I hope they forgive him and not killing him.. Let him find God again

  2. Some peeps died and came back from the dead here…. Please tell me more ab0ut the sudden loss of conscious!! LMAO

  3. I like that it says the didn’t punish him. What would they do, kill him. Wait….

  4. this guy is obviously on the right path to Heaven. he’s completely taken the bible into his being, how could god possibly turn him away now?

  5. Despite his crime, where he ends up after death is between him and God. You dont know what kind of life he had that brought him to this point. Very sad

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