An Executioner’s Song

Jerry Givens was Virginia’s executioner. Now, he wants to stop the death penalty.



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Wrong Florida inmate named

Doug Wilder was Governor of Virginia between 1990 and 1994. Pedro Medina was executed by Florida in 1997. Givens is confused when he says he was sent down to Florida by the Governor in the aftermath of a botched execution. It was for the botched execution of Jesse Tafero, in May 1990.

Anthony Zure more than 6 years ago

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