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2009-01-26 17:16:59

The auction of Death Row Records memorabilia in Fullerton, Calif., drew more than 200 people to bid on items, including the company's iconic electric chair. The seven-hour auction Sunday, which came after the record company filed for bankruptcy, involved more than 600 items, including the $2,500 electric chair, thousands of CDs and albums, paintings, photographs and an MTV Award presented to rapper Snoop Dogg for Best Rap Video, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Monday. Dale...

2006-07-28 19:31:13

Corrects to New York Law School from New York University of Law School in paragraph eight By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - As the mother of a convicted murderer, Linda Taylor feels the nationwide debate over the death penalty in both her conscience and her heart. Less than six months ago, the Kansas City grandmother sat outside a prison cell and said good-bye to her 39-year-old son Michael, prepared to see him put to death with a dose of lethal drugs in Missouri's...

2006-07-27 07:23:14

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - As the mother of a convicted murderer, Linda Taylor feels the nationwide debate over the death penalty in both her conscience and her heart. Less than six months ago, the Kansas City grandmother sat outside a prison cell and said good-bye to her 39-year-old son Michael, prepared to see him put to death with a dose of lethal drugs in Missouri's execution chamber. "That was the worst time in our family's life. Waiting, praying," said...

2006-07-27 07:20:00

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- As the mother of a convicted murderer, Linda Taylor feels the nationwide debate over the death penalty in both her conscience and her heart. Less than six months ago, the Kansas City grandmother sat outside a prison cell and said good-bye to her 39-year-old son Michael, prepared to see him put to death with a dose of lethal drugs in Missouri's execution chamber. "That was the worst time in our family's life. Waiting, praying," said Taylor. "The crime...

2006-07-20 23:48:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A convicted murderer was executed in the electric chair in Virginia on Thursday night becoming the first person in the United States to be put to death by electrocution in more than two years. Brandon Wayne Hedrick, 27, was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Lisa Crider, 23, near Lynchburg, Virginia, in May 1998. "Death was pronounced at 9:12 (EST/00:12 GMT). There were no complications," said Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry...

2006-02-15 20:24:52

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California will comply with a court order and have two anesthesiologists at an execution next week to make sure the prisoner is unconscious before lethal poisons are applied, officials said on Wednesday. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said in a court filing the anesthesiologists would be present on February 21 when Michael Morales, 46, is set to be executed at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco. U.S. federal judge...

2005-08-10 06:39:04

By Paul Majendie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Sunny Jacobs spent 17 years on death row for a murder she never committed. Her innocent partner was sent to the electric chair. Now, the New Yorker is reliving the nightmare on stage in "The Exonerated," an indictment of the death penalty that became an instant hit at the Edinburgh Fringe. "My life is my monument," she said, tears streaming down her face as the audience gave her a standing ovation at the world's largest arts festival. Refusing to...


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2010-10-26 18:09:56

Execution by electrocution, started in the United States, is an execution method in which the person being killed is strapped to a specially built wooden chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. Although its use is in decline the electric chair has become a symbol of the death penalty even though it was only used in the United States and briefly in the Philippines. The goal of the chair was to incapacitate the organs of the body in order to cause death. This was done...

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