This week in 1963

March 19th, 2015 by admin

“Gents, this is an educational project. You are about to witness the damaging effect electricity has on Wood.”

— Frederick Wood, convicted of murder, electric chair, New York.
Executed March 21, 1963

After he killed five people, Frederick Wood’s last desire in life was to die, specifically by the electric chair. He made no appeal for a stay of execution, saying he wanted to “ride the lightning” to oblivion. According to newspaper accounts, people around Wood had described him as a derelict.

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