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A chair in which criminals sentenced to death are executed by electrocution.
- ‘The electric chair was introduced in the United States in 1890 as a more humane form of execution.’
- ‘He was executed in the electric chair on January 24, 1989, having obtained two stays of execution.’
- ‘And his family tried to get him treatment, and his attorneys tried to get him life, rather than the electric chair.’
- ‘The electric chair is one of the most widely known forms of Capital Punishment along with lethal injection.’
- ‘If you kill me, and you're caught, you will go to jail for life or to the electric chair.’
- ‘The legislature also passed a bill that would allow condemned death row inmates to choose between lethal injection and the electric chair for their executions.’
- ‘He was then tried, convicted and executed in the electric chair.’
- ‘It can deliver 100 million volts of electricity, enough juice to power 50,000 electric chairs on execution night.’
- ‘As the film opens, Robinson is about to be executed in the electric chair.’
- ‘As the executioner struggles to find it in himself to carry out the execution, the prisoner, John, seated on the electric chair, turns to comfort him.’
- ‘After losing his third appeal, he was executed in the electric chair.’
- ‘Opinion was running hot and heavy, and gibbets, nooses, electric chairs and lethal injections were topics featuring prominently.’
- ‘He put something on her head that made the chair look like an electric chair.’
- ‘As a result of this investigation, I was able to get a man who'd been sentenced to die in the Texas electric chair out of prison.’
- ‘He had various privileges in gaol, and a year later he went to the electric chair.’
- ‘Spivey's lawyers had argued that Georgia's use of the electric chair for executions constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.’
- ‘The first electric chair execution took place in New York.’
- ‘I climbed into the front seat with all the enthusiasm of a condemned criminal getting into the electric chair.’
- ‘He was convicted in 1974 and sentenced to die in the electric chair for the 1972 beating to death of a transit worker.’
- ‘Facing the electric chair, they were sentenced to three life terms for the murders.’
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