Monday, July 11, 2005

1985


March 13, 1985...Texas
Leathal Injection
Technicians had to probe both arms and legs with needles for 45 minutes before they found the vein.



October 16, 1985...Indiana
Elextrocution
After the first administration of 2,300 volts, Vandiver was still breathing. The execution eventually took 17 minutes and five jolts of electricity. Vandiver's attorney, Herbert Shaps, witnessed the execution and observed smoke and the smell of burning. He called the execution "outrageous." The Department of Corrections admitted the execution "did not go according to plan."

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