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In Tennessee, Inmates Opt for Electric Chair Over Injection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The inmate's request was a surprising one, made three days before he was to be executed in October 2018: Edmund Zagorski told the state of Tennessee he'd rather die in the electric chair than receive a lethal injection. Some took the request as a ploy to buy...

Man Smiles, Says ‘Let’s Rock’ Before Dying in Electric Chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee inmate grimaced and waved goodbye before saying "let's rock," moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to death Thursday for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal decades ago. Edmund...