There has been a survivor his name was Willie Francis, he was 17 when he got the sentence death by electric chair. He was charged with the murder of a local Cajun pharmacist. When he surprisingly survived the electric chair he was told that in 6 days the state would try to kill him again. Rumor is that he was not killed because the executioners had been liquored up and strapped him in wrong. “About The execution of Willie Francis”
North Carolina has had 165 people on death row from 1910 to 1938. The electric chair was used alot more back then than they use it today.
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