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Death Penalty! Double Murderer Edmund Zagorski Executed By Electric Chair

Nov. 2 2018, Updated 7:55 p.m. ET

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Double Murderer Edmund Zagorski has been executed by electric chair.

This is the first execution via this method in America since 2013.

The US Supreme Court failed to step in to prevent the execution of the 63-year-old convicted killer.

He had petitioned the court arguing that it was unconstitutional for him to be forced to choose between the electric chair and lethal injection.

The Tennessee department of corrections put out a statement saying that the inmate had been put to death at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

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Zagorski was pronounced dead at 7.26pm on Thursday evening.

And according to reporters on the scene, his last words were: “Let’s rock” before he was executed.

Zagorski was sentenced in 1984 for murdering two men the previous year during a drug deal gone wrong.

His death rendered him only the second person put to death by electrocution in Tennessee since 1960.

Daryl Holton chose to die in the electric chair in 2007.

The electric chair has become a controversial means of execution. Since 2000, only 14 death row inmates have been executed in the electric chair.

The most recent was Robert Gleason in Virginia back in January 2013.

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