Ultimate Choice: Tennessee Inmates Wrestle with How to Die

After more than three decades on death row, Don Johnson weighed the options for his own demise: He could keep a promise to his daughter that he wouldn't die in the electric chair. Or, he could opt for the chair and avoid a method that he had heard might make him feel like he was being buried alive.

  • Published 18 February 2020
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than three decades on death row, Don Johnson weighed the options for his own demise: He could keep a promise to his daughter that he wouldn’t die in the electric chair. Or, he could opt for the chair and avoid a method that he had heard might make him feel like he was being buried alive. Last May, Johnson was strapped to a gurney and hooked up to an…

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