Tennessee death row inmate chooses electric chair
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/02/18, 11:45 am
Tennessee used the electric chair for the first time since 2007, executing double-murderer Edmund Zagorski Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his request for a stay. Zagorski, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, becoming only the second person in the state to be executed by electrocution since 1960. He was convicted for killing two men during a drug deal decades ago and had been on death row for 34 years. The state had planned to administer a lethal injection a week ago, but Zagorski chose the electric chair instead, a right only a few other states offer death row inmates. Zagorski argued that the chair was a quicker and less painful way to die.
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