On This Day: First Woman Is Executed by Electric Chair

Mar 20, 2009 Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com 15

On March 20, 1899, Martha M. Place became the first woman to be executed by electric chair after murdering her daughter.

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Dee Dee

New York, NY

#1 Mar 20, 2009
...and over a century later, Nebraska still uses its electric chair.

Since: Feb 09

United States

#2 Mar 20, 2009
Well at least they use it
MOMSENSE

Terre Haute, IN

#3 Mar 20, 2009
Amen!!! If you are sentenced to death, you did something pretty bad and should not sit on "our" payroll for years!
Janet

Oregon City, OR

#4 Mar 20, 2009
And now she'll live on in history forever.
kara

New York, NY

#5 Mar 21, 2009
Janet wrote:
And now she'll live on in history forever.
That's morbid!

Since: Feb 09

United States

#6 Mar 21, 2009
Is there going to be a parade
Helen

Linden, NJ

#7 Mar 21, 2009
What an interesting and sad story.
Layla

New York, NY

#9 Mar 24, 2009
This is such a stunning article it's crazy to think as the ACLU says that women would be judged more harshly than men and executed for some crimes that men wouldn't be.
mindy jean

Tulsa, OK

#10 Mar 21, 2010
Nautilus1 wrote:
Is there going to be a parade
every year
Dont kill in my name

AOL

#11 Mar 24, 2010
Dee Dee wrote:
...and over a century later, Nebraska still uses its electric chair.
You're completely clueless....

"On February 8, 2008, the Nebraska Supreme Court determined that execution via the electric chair was a "cruel and unusual punishment" under the State's constitution. This brought executions of this type to an end in Nebraska, the only remaining state to retain it as its sole method of execution."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_chair
Dont kill in my name

AOL

#12 Mar 24, 2010
Nautilus1 wrote:
Well at least they use it
Dee Dee's clueless brother, aka Digger4
Dont kill in my name

AOL

#13 Mar 24, 2010
kara wrote:
<quoted text>
That's morbid!
As is death by electrocution.
Dont kill in my name

AOL

#14 Mar 24, 2010
Nautilus1 wrote:
Is there going to be a parade
You bet there is! It's going to be in your mouth. Everybody has been invited, and they're all going to come.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#15 Mar 24, 2010
Well, well, well. The true colors of 'DONT' is showing up again as she has snide and nasty things to say about people who disagree with her! Gee whizz and I thought that Naut & I were doing that according to you. Proof of hypocrisy once again by her. "Do as I say not as I do!" is her mantra.

Since: May 09

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#16 Mar 24, 2010
Naut! I see that the sick troll is still following us around!

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