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Man Who Slew, Mutilated Boy, 11, Is Electrocuted

March 07, 1985|United Press International

STARKE, Fla. — John Paul Witt died in Florida's electric chair Wednesday for murdering and sexually mutilating an 11-year-old boy.

Witt, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:10 a.m. from a single 90-second surge of 2,000-volt current in the electric chair at Florida State Prison.

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