The Last Meal
Author: Dennis Shere
It took almost 10 years for investigators to arrest two men for the brutal murders of seven workers in a
fast-food restaurant in suburban Chicago. The tragic events captured headlines nationwide. When the
arrests finally were made, the evidence against one man was virtually irrefutable. His DNA was found on
chicken bones recovered from a trash bin at Brown's Chicken and Pasta; investigators contended that he
ate pieces of chicken before killing the victims - the so-called "last meal." He confessed, indicating that
he got "caught up in the moment" as he slit the throat of one victim. If someone ever deserved the death
sentence, he did.The Last Meal is the story of horrific crime. It is also the riveting account of how a team
of defense attorneys fought to show how their client did not commit the killings, and what happened when
that failed to save him from a death sentence. This true-crime story is unique as it is written from the
perspective of the defense attorneys rather than the prosecutors.
Author is Dennis Shere's fourth career. He previously served as a contract defense attorney and assistant
public defender in Kane County, Illinois; as a media executive with a major ministry; and as a journalist,
from reporter through newspaper publisher. He graduated from law school and passed the Illinois bar in
2003. He previously wrote Cain's Redemption.