Monday, July 11, 2005

1983


April 22, 1983...Alabama
Electrocution
After the first jolt of electricity, sparks and flames erupted from the electrode attached to Evans's leg. The electrode burst from the strap holding it in place and caught on fire. Smoke and sparks also came out from under the hood in the vicinity of Evans's left temple. Two physicians entered the chamber and found a heartbeat. The electrode was reattached to his leg, and another jolt of electricity was applied. This resulted in more smoke and burning flesh. Again the doctors found a heartbeat. Ignoring the pleas of Evans's lawyer, a third jolt of electricity was applied. The execution took 14 minutes and left Evans's body charred and smoldering.


September 2, 1983...Mississippi
Asphyxiation
Officials had to clear the room eight minutes after the gas was released when Gray's desperate gasps for air repulsed witnesses. His attorney, Dennis Balske of Montgomery, Alabama, criticized state officials for clearing the room when the inmate was still alive. Said noted death penalty defense attorney David Bruck, "Jimmy Lee Gray died banging his head against a steel pole in the gas chamber while the reporters counted his moans (eleven, according to the Associated Press)." Later it was revealed that the executioner, Barry Bruce, was drunk.

10 Comments:

Blogger Saqib Ali said...

In case you forgot, Jimmy Lee Gray was convicted for the murder of three-year-old Deressa Jean Seales in 1976, after kidnapping and sodomizing her. At the time of this murder, he was free on parole following a conviction in Arizona for the murder of a 16-year-old girl. So I think he got of easy.

4/19/2009 3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your right he did get away with it they should have padded the room so he couldnt hit his head, so he would have suffered. they should have shot him in the knee caps first, god why do people have to hurt innocent children, there is no justice, but also i think the death penality is the easy way out of it.

9/25/2009 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The executioner was Barry Bruce?

You can *never* trust a person with two first names.

1/04/2010 3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope banging his head didn't kill any pain centers in his brain. Child Killer!

6/16/2010 12:31 PM  
Anonymous samantha burns said...

I hope this man is dammed to an eternity of burning in hell for what he has done to that beautiful innocent child!

9/15/2011 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all make me sick. I hope you're all sinless... How about we don't hope in *anyone* being dammed to an eternity burning in hell. (For a Christian nation, we sure do hate!)

9/28/2011 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is NOT a Christian nation.

4/22/2012 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all are unevolved neanderthals. Thou shalt not kill means just that. Fucking hypocritical brain dead dick heads.

5/12/2012 4:02 AM  
Blogger allisondarlene said...

Let's ask the victim if she thinks the execution was just. Deressa? Oh, wait..

11/19/2012 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a person gets,the death penalty they deserve everything they get .Let the president view one and make up his mind if the death penalty wanted by the public

3/29/2013 4:20 PM  

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