Convicted double murderer executed by electric chair in Tennessee, US
November 4, 2018, 21:00:02 CET | Wikinews

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At 7:26 p.m. local time on Thursday, the state of Tennessee, United States executed Edmund Zagorski. Zagorski had been convicted of killing two people in 1983. Mere minutes before his execution, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear his case.


An electric chair. Image: Florida Department of Corrections/Doug Smith.
Zagorski asked for execution by electric chair instead of lethal injection, which made his case unusual. Tennessee had last used the electric chair method for the 2007 execution of Daryl Holton.

"Faced with the choice of two unconstitutional methods of execution, Mr. Zagorski has indicated that if his execution is to move forward, he believes that the electric chair is the lesser of two evils," his legal counsel, Kelley Henry, said prior to the execution. Zargorski was convicted of luring two people into the woods and shooting them and slitting their throats under pretense of selling marijuana to them.

With Zagorski, Tennessee has executed 134 people since 1916; two this year, following Billy Ray Irick.






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Yihyun Jeong, Adam Tamburin, Nicole Young, Mariah Timms, Natalie Allison. "Tennessee executes Edmund Zagorski by electric chair" — The Tennessean, November 1, 2018
Kathrine Lam. "Tennessee death row inmate chooses pickled pig knuckles, tails as last meal before execution by electric chair" — Fox News, November 1, 2018





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