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NC House of Representatives member says he wants to bring back the electric chair

(Source: North Carolina General Assembly) (Source: North Carolina General Assembly)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A member of the North Carolina House of Representatives posted a Facebook picture of the state's electric chair and claims he wants to bring the chair back.

According to the North Carolina General Assembly's website, Rep. Justin P. Burr works in District 67 for Montgomery and Stanly counties. 

When referencing the use of NC's electric chair, Burr posted on Facebook and said he thought it was "time to put it back to work."

"The chair was originally used to put inmates to death by electrocution," Burr stated. "After North Carolina switched to executing inmates by lethal gas, the chair was converted and put to use in the gas chamber until the late 1990s."

"Justice was served to nearly 200 convicted murders in this chair," Burr stated on his Facebook post. 

Burr ended his Facebook post by using the hashtag "#MakeTheChairGreatAgain."

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