Death row inmate chooses last meal

Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 18:13:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Death row inmate Stephen West selected a Philly cheesesteak sandwich and french fries as his last meal.

West will be served the meal Thursday before his scheduled execution at 7 p.m.

He was found guilty of the 1986 kidnapping and stabbing deaths of 51-year-old Wanda Romines and her 15-year-old daughter, Sheila Romines, and of raping the teen.

He received a death sentence in 1987.

In a clemency plea, attorneys for Stephen West say his then 17-year-old accomplice, Ronnie Martin, actually killed both victims.

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West was 23 at the time. Their cases were separated, and while West was sentenced to death, Martin pleaded guilty and received a life sentence with the possibility of parole in 2030 as a juvenile.

West recently declined to choose the method of his execution . A non-decision results in his death by lethal injection.

Four inmates have been executed in Tennessee since August 2018.