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How We've Killed Them Off


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After July 1 1935, the state's criminals sentenced to death received lethal injection rather than the being sent to the electric chair. Henry Spivey was the last convict hanged near Abbottsburg on March 11, 1910. The day before, Walter Morrison was the first man to be electrocuted. Twenty-five years of electrocutions left 150 men dead, 120 were African-American. North Carolina's adoption of lethal injection in 1935 made it only the fourth state to switch.
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15373
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