08 April - Nicholas Ingram is first Briton to die by electric chair in US

Only the night before, and one hour before he was to sit in the electric chair, British born Nicholas Ingram had had a stay of execution. He’d been on death row since 1983 for murdering JC Sawyer, a military veteran, during a robbery but the appeal process was over. Ingram declined his final meal and when the warden asked him for any last words, Ingram simply spat at him. At 9:06 pm on a Friday on this date, Nicholas Ingram was put to death by electrocution.

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