38th year  -  N° 34                 Friday, 3 February 2023         Antwerpen		
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Friday 4th of May 1990

33 years ago He Was Sparked

Alleged cop killer Jesse Joseph Tafero is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Florida State Prison, 23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.

'Old Sparky' malfunctioned, causing six-inch flames to shoot out of Tafero's head. A member of the execution team had used a synthetic sponge rather than a sea sponge which is necessary to provide greater conductivity and a quick death. One close inmate friend of Tafero later said he could smell the burning flesh of his friend for days after.