Radio Diaries. McGee was put to death a couple of minutes past midnight on May 8, 1951 in Laurel, Mississippi. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his death penalty appeal.
From about 1940 on, the mobile electric chair went county to county throughout Mississippi providing "closure" in capital cases. We can only wonder at how many innocent men and women met their fate in this apparatus.
We're so much more humane nowadays with the needle and gurney, don't you think?