Convicted double murderer executed by electric chair in Tennessee, US
Sunday, November 4, 2018
At 7:26 p.m. local time on Thursday, the state of Tennessee, United States executed . Zagorski had been convicted of killing two people in 1983. Mere minutes before his execution, the declined to hear his case.
Zagorski asked for execution byinstead of , which made his case unusual. Tennessee had last used the electric chair method for the 2007 execution of .
"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 sellingto them.
With Zagorski, Tennessee has executed 134 people since 1916; two this year, following.
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