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Nicholas Ingram is first Briton to die by electric chair in US

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Only the night before, and one hour before he was to sit in the electric chair, British born Nicholas Ingram had had a stay of execution.

He’d been on death row since 1983 for murdering JC Sawyer, a military veteran, during a robbery but the appeal process was over. Ingram declined his final meal and when the warden asked him for any last words, Ingram simply spat at him.

At 9:06 pm on a Friday on this date, Nicholas Ingram was put to death by electrocution.