William Mitchell, scheduled to die at 6 p.m. tonight in connection with a 1995 murder in Harrison County, has had his day chronicled by the state Department of Corrections.
Mitchell was transferred from Unit 29 to Unit 17 at 6 p.m. Tuesday. This morning, at Unit 17, for breakfast at 5:07a.m., Mitchell ate potatoes with beef gravy, 2 biscuits, dry cereal, milk and coffee.
Mitchell was offered lunch today but chose to not eat.
For his last meal, Mitchell requested a “big plate of fried shrimp and oysters together, big strawberry shake, cup of ranch dressing, two fried chicken breasts and a Coke."
Mitchell also has made several phone calls over the last few days to friends, his attorney and family. He will have access to a phone until 5 p.m. today.
Sunherald.com will update this story as Mitchell moves toward execution.