Tennessee inmate asks to be executed by electric chair to avoid ‘torture’ of lethal injection death

Tennessee inmate asks to be executed by electric chair to avoid ‘torture’ of lethal injection death

A Tennessee death row inmate requested to be executed by the electric chair to avoid the “unspeakable” torture of a lethal injection death, his lawyer said Monday.

Edmund Zagorski made the request about two hours before the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state’s three-drug lethal injection protocol is constitutional. A lawyer for Zagorski said the inmate opted for the electric chair because it’s “the lesser of two evils.” Zagorski is scheduled to be executed Thursday.

Zagorski was convicted in 1984 after he lured two men into the woods and shot and slit their throats, the Tennessean reported.

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