Last updated on: 12/22/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

M. Watt Espy, Jr. Biography

Title:
Death penalty historian
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“As you might guess… I’m a bit of an abolitionist myself… I stayed drunk for the only execution that I will ever attend. It made me physically ill. I vomited.”

Quoted in Ivan Solotaroff, The Last Face You’ll Ever See: The Private Life of the American Death Penalty, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Death penalty historian
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Born: 1933
  • Died: Aug. 13, 2009