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Wednesday 15th of June 1994

30 years ago He Was Human

Murderer David Lawson is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Lawson, strapped into a wooden chair and wearing only white boxer shorts, a diaper and socks, began yelling after his executioners placed a leather mask over his face. His words were not clear through the double-paned windows of the death chamber but he seemed to scream "I'm human! I'm human!" as the airtight door to the room was clamped shut.