Tennessee brings back electric chair

Crime

Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski was executed by electric chair Thursday evening.

 Zagorski received his final meal of pickled pig knuckles and pig tails around 4:10 p.m.

 A reporter who witnessed the execution says 63-year-old inmate Zagorski mostly looked ahead but did look around the death chamber at a Nashville prison in the minutes before his death. When asked if he had any last words, he said, “Let’s rock.”

 In opting for the electric chair over a lethal injection as Tennessee allowed him, Zagorski had argued it would be a quicker and less painful way to die. He became only the second person to die in the electric chair in Tennessee since 1960.

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