Death Row

Kid-Killing Rapist Donald Beaty Had Nearly a Pound of Ice Cream Before Execution

Kid-killing rapist Donald Beaty was put down at the Arizona State Prison Complex at Florence last night -- but not before completely pigging out.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Beaty's last meal consisted of a beef chimichanga with salsa and sour cream, a double cheeseburger with onions, tomato, pickles, lettuce, mustard and mayo, and French fries.

For desert, the convicted murderer had some way too much ice cream for a human being to consume in one sitting.

DOC spokesman Barrett Marson tells New Times Beaty had nearly a pound (14 ounces) of Rocky Road ice cream.

New Times staffers recently competed in a competitive eating event (which you can read about here). If anyone knows how awful eating a pound of anything can be, it's us.

But don't worry about Beaty's calorie intake -- he washed it all down with a Diet Pepsi.

Beaty was convicted of the 1984 rape and murder of 13-year-old Christy Ann Fornoff.

On May 9, 1984, Fornoff, a newspaper carrier, was collecting money along her paper route at the Rockpoint Apartments in Tempe.

Beaty,a custodian at the apartment complex, abducted the young girl, raped her, and then suffocated her. He kept her dead body in his apartment for two days before leaving it behind a dumpster at the complex.

On July 20, 1985 -- more than 25 years ago -- Beaty was sentenced to death and placed on Death Row, which is where he's remained until last night.