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TENNESSEE DEATH ROW INMATE ASKS COURT TO STOP ELECTROCUTION

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A Tennessee inmate on death row is asking a federal court to stop his execution, which is scheduled for Thursday (November 1, 2018).

Edmund Zagorski has chosen electrocution over lethal injection. In a complaint filed yesterday, Zagorski’s attorneys argue it was unconstitutional to force him to decide between two gruesome and painful forms of death.

The lawsuit asks that Tennessee be barred from executing Zagorski by either method. It also asks the court to order Tennessee to allow two attorney witnesses with access to a phone in case anything should go wrong.

Zagorski earlier lost a legal challenge to lethal injection.

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