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17 November 2005 – Elias Syriani

Posted in Death penalty, Lethal injection with tags , , , on November 17 by Old Sparky

Elias Syriani

Elias Syriani

At 67, Elias Syriani Elias Hanna Syriani was one of the oldest people to be executed in America since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

He was convicted if the 1990 murder of his wife, Teresa Yousef Syriani, in North Carolina. He stabbed his estranged wife 28 times with a screwdriver as she sat in their car with their 10-year-old son trying to stop his dad.

She managed to survive for 28 days after the attack, but a witness said that she looked like she’d been shot with buckshot. The Jerusalem-born immigrant was executed by lethal injection.

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17 November 1903 – Edward Palmer

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