Death row inmate asks court to order use of electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski on Wednesday asked a federal court to force the state to use the electric chair to execute him, rather than lethal injection. The court battle over his Thursday execution played out over a solemn background in which prison staff and volunteers said the death of the well liked inmate will leave an impact.

Jurors sentenced Zagorski to death in 1984 after finding him guilty of shooting John Dotson and Jimmy Porter, then slitting their throats in Robertson County in April 1983. The victims had planned to buy marijuana from more at