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5 Convicted Criminals Who Cheated Death

Execution is the way we've been getting rid of criminals for centuries. Once in a while, these executions go wrong and you get a criminal who cheated death.

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Posted by Jimm - August 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

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The Darker Side Of History: The Electric Chair

electric chairOhio has just decided to put their old electric chair – Old Sparky – on display in Columbus.  Since the state no longer uses electrocution as a method of capital punishment, the death chair has been gathering dust.  Most states either do not have a death penalty or use lethal injection as their primary form of killing criminals.  Displaying a chair that over three hundred people met their death in is kind of creepy.  Perhaps not the fact that they died there, but the type of people who had to sit in this chair.  Do you believe in the death penalty?  There are a lot of people, with strong emotions, for it and against it.  What are your thoughts? Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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