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Virginia executes inmate by electric chair

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JARRATT, Va. – A man who killed a teen girl and then bragged about it to prosecutors once he thought he could not face the death penalty was executed Thursday.

Paul Warner Powell, 31, died by electrocution at 9:09 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. He chose electrocution rather than lethal injection. When asked if he had any last words, Powell remained silent and stared at the ceiling.

Powell was convicted in 2000 and sentenced to death for fatally stabbing 16-year-old Stacie Reed of Manassas. He also raped and attempted to kill her 14-year-old sister.

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