Debunked claim about Texas prisoner ordering a child for last meal among 2014 reader hits

A Belgian website, nordpress.be, posted this photo, which is not a Texas prisoner who did not ask for a child for his final meal.
A Belgian website, nordpress.be, posted this photo, which is not a Texas prisoner who did not ask for a child for his final meal.

The debunkists at Snopes.com beat us to finding invalid -- not so -- web posts suggesting a Texas man awaiting death by injection requested a child for his last meal.

The disproved tale is that Doug Stephener -- described as a convicted murderer and cannibal -- asked Texas authorities for a child no older than age 8 for his last meal before his execution.

Need more? Hie to our third-most read story of 2014.