A Tennessee inmate’s final words were “let’s rock” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in the state since 2007.
Edmund Zagorski, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. last night at a Nashville maximum-security prison. Zagorski was put to death for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal decades ago.
He became only the second person to die in the electric chair in Tennessee since 1960. Nationwide, only 14 other people have been put to death in the electric chair since 2000, including a Virginia inmate in 2013.
Zagorski had been on death row 34 years, the second-longest in Tennessee.