Claude McGee

Claude McGee

Crime: McGee was convicted of beating MSP inmate John Masson to death with a hammer in the prison yard on January 10, 1948.

Execution Date: January 15, 1951

Last Meal: Stewed chicken and biscuits

Noted Details: Before his execution, McGee was asked why he didn’t eat his last meal. His response was “I’m saving it for later.” McGee and his victim, John Masson, entered MSP in 1937 for the murder of a Mississippi County man. On October 31, 1945 he escaped with inmate Bert Ivan Grimm and kidnapped a Jefferson City insurance agent.