TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida prison inmate who says he wants to die as soon as possible to attain “spiritual freedom” is demanding that he be put to death in an electric chair, rather than by lethal injection.
Florida Department of Corrections spokesman McKinley Lewis says the department is reviewing 42-year-old Wayne Doty’s request.
The state’s electric chair hasn’t been used since 1999, when a second botched execution forced the Legislature and then-Gov. Jeb Bush to change the method.
Doty was sentenced to death after pleading guilty to killing an inmate while serving a life sentence for the slaying of a watchman at a Plant City manufacturing plant.
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