39th year  -  N° 200                 Thursday, 18 July 2024         Antwerpen		
Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Florida State Prison

23916 NW 83rd Ave., Raiford, Florida, United States.

Related events:

  1. Tuesday 7th of October 1924 (-) Murderer Frank Johnson is executed by Old Sparky
    Johnson was the first man to be executed in the electric chair in Florida.

  2. Monday 20th of March 1933 (-) Assassin Giuseppe Zangara is executed by Old Sparky
    Zangara's final statement was "Viva l'Italia! Goodbye to all poor peoples everywhere!... Push the button! Go ahead, push the button!"

  3. Friday 24th of February 1939 (-) Kidnapper and child murderer Franklin McCall is executed by Old Sparky

  4. Monday 25th of October 1943 (-) Murderer Ruffie Lundon is executed by Old Sparky

  5. Monday 1st of June 1959 (-) Murderer John Frazier is executed by Old Sparky

  6. Friday 25th of May 1979 (-) Murderer John Spenkelink is executed by Old Sparky
    Spenkelink's last meal request was for two swigs of Jack Daniels. After the execution, unfounded rumors spread that the fighting, shouting Spenkelink was dragged to the electric chair, gagged, beaten and had his neck broken.

  7. Thursday 5th of April 1984 (-) Child molester and killer Arthur Frederick Goode is executed by Old Sparky
    During an interview on the eve of his execution Goode was asked if he had any last request. With a smile he answered "Yes, I want [child actor] Ricky Schroder to sit on my lap when I am strapped into the electric chair." Goode's last meal request was for steak, corn, broccoli and cookies. He also reportedly requested to have intercourse with a little boy for the last time.

  8. Thursday 19th of July 1984 (x) Serial killer Ted Bundy is caught in an attempt to break out of prison
    Guards found two hacksaw blades hidden in Bundy's cell. A steel bar in one of its windows had been sawed completely through at the top and bottom and glued back in place with a homemade soap-based adhesive.

  9. Wednesday 30th of January 1985 (-) Cop killer James Raulerson is executed by Old Sparky

  10. Tuesday 15th of April 1986 (-) Murderer Daniel Thomas is executed by Old Sparky
    Thomas refused to touch his last meal of lobster, steak, barbecued chicken, pecan pie, a doughnut and grape juice.

  11. Tuesday 22nd of April 1986 (-) Double murderer David Funchess is executed by Old Sparky

  12. Tuesday 8th of November 1988 (-) Serial killer Jeffrey Dougherty is executed by Old Sparky
    Dougherty's last words were: "I hope with all my heart I will be the last sacrificial lamb of a system that is not just, and all these people know it is not just. The executions serve no purpose."

  13. Tuesday 15th of March 1988 (-) Murderer Willie Darden is executed by Old Sparky

  14. Tuesday 24th of January 1989 (-) Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed by Old Sparky

  15. Friday 4th of May 1990 (-) Alleged cop killer Jesse Tafero is executed by Old Sparky
    '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.

  16. Saturday 8th of May 1993 (-) Murderer Larry Johnson is executed by Old Sparky

  17. Sunday 3rd of December 1995 (-) Serial killer Gerard Schaefer is stabbed to death by fellow inmate Vincent Rivera

  18. Sunday 15th of September 1996 (-) Serial killer and companion to Henry Lee Lucas Ottis Toole dies of cirrhosis of the liver

  19. Tuesday 25th of March 1997 (-) Murderer Pedro Medina is executed by Old Sparky
    With the first jolt of electricity, blue and orange flames sparked from the mask covering Medina's face. Flames up to a foot long shot out from the right side of Medina's head for 6 - 10 seconds. The execution chamber clouded with smoke and the smell of burnt flesh filled the witness room.

  20. Tuesday 31st of March 1998 (-) Spree killer Daniel Remeta is executed by Old Sparky
    Remeta once said he wanted to be extradited to Florida because it imposes capital punishment. "I want them to pull the switch," he said. "I'm not afraid. Death is only as ugly as you make it.''

  21. Monday 23rd of March 1998 (-) Serial killer Gerald Stano is executed by Old Sparky
    Stano's last meal request was for Delmonico steak, a baked potato with sour cream and bacon bits, tossed salad with blue cheese dressing, lima beans, a half gallon of mint chocolate-chip ice cream, and 2 litres of Pepsi.

  22. Monday 30th of March 1998 (-) Presumed multiple murderess Judy Buenoano is executed by Old Sparky
    Buenoano was the first woman to be executed in Florida since 1848.

  23. Thursday 8th of July 1999 (-) Triple murderer Allen Davis is executed by Old Sparky
    Davis' last meal request was for one lobster tail, fried potatoes, a half pound of fried shrimp, six ounces of fried clams, half a loaf of garlic bread, and 32 ounces of A&W Root BeerDavis' execution drew nationwide media attention after he bled profusely from the nose and suffered burns to his head, leg, and groin area. He was the last Florida inmate executed by the electric chair.

  24. Wednesday 9th of October 2002 (-) Serial killer Aileen Wuornos is executed by lethal injection
    Wuornos' last meal request was for Kentucky Fried Chicken and french fries. In an interview shortly before her execution Wuornos' final on-camera words were "Thanks a lot, society, for railroading my ass."

  25. Wednesday 25th of October 2006 (-) Serial killer Danny Rolling is executed by lethal injection

  26. Thursday 23rd of May 2019 (-) Serial killer Bobby Joe Long is executed by lethal injection
    Long's last meal request was for roast beef, bacon, french fries and soda.