Convicted killer requests last meal

A Milledgeville man, scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday night, has requested his last meal.

Condemned killer John Washington Hightower, 63, has ordered four fried pork chops, collard greens with boiled okra and boiling meat, fried corn, fried fatback, fried green tomatoes, cornbread, lemonade, one pint of strawberry ice cream and three glazed donuts, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Hightower was convicted of killing his wife, Dorothy Hightower and her two daughters, Evelyn and Sandra Reaves on July 12, 1987.

Investigators concluded Hightower, who admitted to having marital problems, placed a gun under his pillow in the room he shared with his wife and waited for the family to go to sleep.

At about 3 a.m., he took the gun and shot the victims in the head, leaving a 3-year-old unharmed.

Hightower's execution is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the prison in Jackson.