Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Death wish

(First Edition)

An unrepentant five-time killer who begged the Florida Governor, Lawton Chiles, to sign his death warrant was executed in the electric chair at daybreak yesterday, AP reports from Starke, Florida.

Michael Durocher went to his death after the US Supreme Court rejected two appeals filed over his objections.