Leroy Hatton shot a man on Christmas Eve when he was 18 – shot him ten times, just for good measure -  and was sentenced to the big jolt.  The author, Milton Kelly, regards the killer as a simpleton, quotes his rambling remarks about his past, and ends “Will Governor Fuller Warren refuse to let this unhappy, youthful murderer die?”

Probably not. You know you don’t have a lot going for your case when your only public advocate can’t come up with anything better than “unhappy” and “youthful” to make your case.

He never says he wants the volts, incidentally. They made that up.