Serial Killers in Corvallis Oregon

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3 of America's most notorious recent serial killers are known to have cruised Corvallis regularly, looking for victims.


Jerry Brudos Ted Bundy Randall Woodfield


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Randall Woodfield

Note: Ted Bundy was electrocuted by the state of Florida. 

See the Execution of Ted Bundy, by the judicial artist (no cameras were permitted) Shirley Henderson here 


The electrical burns are evident of Bundy's forehead in this photo of his cleaned corpse, after he was killed.


For information on electrocutions and executions, see below. Note: this is a serious treatment of a grim topic.

Chart of the 4,500 Executed by Electrocution 1890-2000

An account of the first person ever killed with the Electric chair:

William Kemmler was the first person to die in the electric chair. His death on Aug. 6, 1890 in Auburn Prison was witnessed by two dozen people but thousands read about the experiment the next day. 

Kemmler was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Tillie Ziegler, with an axe.His case became a full-fledged legal battle when millionaire entrepreneur George Westinghouse took up his case and hired the best lawyers in the country to take it all the way to the Supreme Court. 

Kemmler's execution was botched when one of the attending physicians ordered the current turned off too soon. When it was turned back on it was left on so long that Kemmler's flesh burned, filling the execution chamber with the smell of burning meat. One of the witnesses fainted and several predicted that the experiment had been such a failure it would never be used again. The next year, however, New York killed four more people on the same day. 

Read a longer version, as well as other accounts, here

Ruminations on the Death Penalty

Read a reporter's description of the electrocution of Steven Judy here.

Left: In use, Florida's electric chair, used almost exclusively on Florida's black (C - for "Colored" on documents) residents    Right: Steven Judy

Read about Sacco and Vanzetti, the most famous victims of the electric chair, from Felix Frankfurter (Supreme Court Justice 1939-1962) here.


The electrocution of Allen Davis by Florida, with Gov. Jeb Bush's approval

Mask in place;blood flowing from nose Mask partially removed Mask removed


For other details, click here, here or here. For the Florida reasoning that resulted in the junking of the electric chair, click here. For an account of the DNA tests that have cleared the executed 'murderer' Frank Smith in Florida, click here.

Other Execution Links

"Where would Christianity be if Jesus got eight to fifteen years with time off for good behavior?" NY State Senator James Donovan, speaking in support of capital punishment.

For the variant views of religious figures, click here.

"An execution is not simply death. It is just as different from the privation of life as a concentration camp is from prison. It adds to death a rule, a public premeditation known to the future victim, an organization which is itself a source of moral sufferings more terrible than death. Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life." Albert Camus

Michael Sharp's Jericho Road (executed by the State of Texas, November 19, 1997)

Click here for writings by current death row inmates in the US

Above:Drawing by a retarded Texas death row inmate.

"I like it the way it is." Comment by Governor George W. Bush of Texas at the time that a law prohibiting execution of the mentally retarded  was defeated.

Above: A Florida hanging, with hangings replaced by electric chairs as cheaper and "less inhumane". Hangings often tore the head off of inmates.

"I support capital punishment, because if it wasn't for the death penalty, we'd have no Easter. That's a four-day holiday where I come from."- Bill Hicks, Texas comic

Life on Texas' Death Row

Texas Death Row Daily Schedule

Petition to Stop the execution of retarded prisoners

"I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW I DID NOT DO THIS CRIME. I ASKED FOR A 30 DAY STAY, FOR A DNA TEST, SO YOU'D KNOW I DID NOT DO THE CRIME": CHARLES ANTHONY BOYD, (EXECUTED) TEXAS, 8/5/99. Click here for a listing of final statements from condemned prisoners.

History of Execution

Execution of the Haymarket 8-hour-Day Demonstrators

Actual Audio of Executions in Georgia

Monthly Calendar of all US prisoners scheduled for execution

Methods of Execution in the US

Death Row in the Phillipines

Botched Executions


Country Name of prisoner Age Date of execution
Iran Kazem Shirafkan

Three young males
17 at time of execution

One aged 16, two aged 17 at time of execution

29 September 1992
Nigeria Chiebore Onuoha 15 at time of offence, 17 when executed 31 July 1997
Pakistan One juvenile

Shamun Masih
17 when executed

14 at time of offence, 23 when executed
15 November 1992

30 September 1997
Saudi Arabia Sadeq Mal-Allah 17 when sentenced to death 3 September 1992
USA Dalton Prejean

Johnny Garrett

Curtis Harris

Frederick Lashley

Christopher Burger

Ruben Cantu

Joseph John Cannon

Robert Anthony Carter

Dwayne Allen Wright
17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence

17 at time of offence
18 May 1990

11 February 1992

1 July 1993

28 July 1993

7 December 1993

24 August 1993

22 April 1998

18 May 1998

14 October 1998
Yemen Nasser Munir Nasser al'Kirbi 13 at time of execution 21 July 1993

Source:Amnesty International

US Executions by Year

Source: Death Penalty Information Center (The drop in the 70's occurred when the  pre-Reagan Supreme Court declared the death penalty, as practiced, to be unconstitutional.)

From the Pro-death penalty site

"If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call."

From the anti-death penalty site Catholic Standard:

"The popularity of the death penalty reflects the growing "culture of death" in our country and in our world, as people seek to solve problems by destroying human life..."

The Quixote Project

View here the decision of the Governor of Illinois to prohibit further executions after the 13th person on  Death Row in Illinois alone was proven innocent  16 people on the nation's Death Rows were also recently proven innocent in a preliminary investigation by a group of  students calling themselves the Quixote Center.