Skip to comments.Tennessee executes Lee Hall by electric chair
Posted on 12/05/2019 6:56:38 PM PST by NRx
A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tennessee's electric chair. Lee Hall, 53, became only the second inmate without sight to be executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the nation's death penalty in 1976.
Hall was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at a Nashville maximum-security prison, prison officials said. He chose the electric chair over Tennessee's preferred execution method of lethal injection an option available to inmates in the state who were convicted of crimes before January 1999. He also became the first blind inmate in U.S. modern history to die by electrocution.
A witness to the execution said that Hall's final words were that "people need to learn forgiveness and love and make the world a better place..."
...Court documents state that Hall killed 22-year-old Traci Crozier on April 17, 1991 by setting her car ablaze with a container of gasoline that he lit and tossed in her vehicle while she was inside and trying to leave him. The container exploded and Crozier suffered burns across more than 90% of her body, dying the next day in the hospital.
Crozier's sister, Staci Wooten, and her father, Gene Crozier, had said earlier they planned to watch Hall's execution.
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Old Smokey... Tennessee's electric chair.
Wonderful its nice when executions can be green and not use gas
If he had been positioned between the poles of a large magnet, an actual Hall effect potential might have been measurable.
It’s nice when the family of the victim can SURVIVE until justice is brought.
Geez I was 23 when this happened!!!!
But at least it happened.
I would prefer they mandate gas - nitrogen, more specifically. Completely undercuts the anti-death penalty nitwits that it is COMPLETELY painless - though in my humble opinion, death penalty inmates should be put to death by the exact same method that got them there in the first place.
Hmmm, so THAT’S why the lights flickered for a few seconds at supper...
I would prefer they mandate gas - nitrogen, more specifically.
Ive been saying that for years.
When Florida used the electric chair, the condemned prisoner was said to “ride the lightening.”
Why isn’t Tennessee using Tesla batteries to execute their criminals? They’re free.
Never saw it coming...
1991 this happened? and he’s just being executed NOW???
28 years is too long
What a horrid manner of death that young woman suffered. He got off easy.
Only took 28 years.
I wonder what his lack of eyesight has to do with it. He is a murderer.
Exactly. They don’t care about the victim.
on the field during Super Bowl halftime.
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