The tradition of offering death row inmates a special last meal in Texas was scrapped in September 2011 because of Lawrence Russell Brewer. Brewer, a white supremacist murderer, requested an extensive last meal that included fried okra, chicken steaks, a cheese omelette, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fajitas, barbecue, pizza, ice cream, fudge, and root beer. However, he refused to eat any of it, resulting in a waste of food. Texas senator John Whitmire then called for an end to the tradition. Brewer showed no remorse for his crime, even after James Byrd Jr.’s family requested his life be spared.