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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.

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.

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.

2006-07-27 07:20:00

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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