Harry Charles Moore

The Last Supper: Harry Charles Moore by Neal Auch

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In June of 1992 Harry Charles Moore murdered two people. The first victim was Thomas Lauri, who Moore gunned down in front of a Salem post office. Moore then drove to the home of Barbara Cunningham where he shot her once in the stomach and then three more times, point blank, in the head.

Moore claimed that he killed Lauri and Cunningham out of fear that they would move to Las Vegas with his estranged wife and child, exposing them to the moral corruption Moore associated with that city. (Cunningham was Moore’s mother in law -- also his half-sister because Moore had married his niece -- and Lauri was Cunningham’s ex husband.)

Moore was executed by lethal injection on May 16, 1997.

His last word was the name of his daughter, Jennifer.

His requested final meal was 2 green apples, 2 red apples, a tray of fresh fruit, and a 2 litre bottle of cola.