Friday, May 23, 2014
Tennessee Okays Electric Chair
Responding to a new wave of difficulties involving lethal injections for executions--ranging from botched procedures to shortage of chemicals--Tennessee has approved the return of the electric chair to get the deed done. Full AP report here. My recent ebook traces the history of methods of execution, including the chair. And here's Johnny Cash with "The Mercy Seat."
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