35th year  -  N° 218                 Wednesday, 5 August 2020         Antwerpen		
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Wednesday 12th of December 1984

36 years ago He Took 23 Breaths

Murderer Alpha Otis O'Daniel Stephens is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 39 in Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, Highway 36, Jackson, Georgia, United States.

After the first jolt of electricity failed to kill him Stephens struggled for eight minutes before a second charge finished the job. The first jolt took two minutes and there was a six minute pause so his body could cool before physicians could examine him (and declare that another jolt was needed). During that six-minute interval Stephens took 23 breaths. He was declared dead 19 minutes after the first surge of electricity hit his body.