Delacroix vs Tafero

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actonimpulses

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The Green Mile is one of my favorite books of all time
I read it four years ago. Love the film, only movie I've ever seen to fit a book so well.
Recently I learned about the Tafero execution(1976) where he caught on fire due to them using a synthetic sponge instead of a natural sea sponge. Inmates and guards complained that the smell of his burning flesh did not leave the prison for a long time.
I was just very curious if this may have led to any inspiration to the Delacroix death?
 

GNTLGNT

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The Green Mile is one of my favorite books of all time
I read it four years ago. Love the film, only movie I've ever seen to fit a book so well.
Recently I learned about the Tafero execution(1976) where he caught on fire due to them using a synthetic sponge instead of a natural sea sponge. Inmates and guards complained that the smell of his burning flesh did not leave the prison for a long time.
I was just very curious if this may have led to any inspiration to the Delacroix death?
....glad you've joined us....and I wouldn't find it surprising that researching led to that grim morsel....plus, it was a concern of all of the old style executions in the chair....
 

demonllama2

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In the 2014 book, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty, there are several mentions of people catching on fire as a result of electrocution. Only the one regarding a sponge though.