Harold Lamont Otey

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Harold Lamont "Walkin' Wili" Otey (August 1, 1951 – September 2, 1994) was convicted of the murder of Jane McManus. Despite recanting his confession and maintaining his innocence for more than 15 years,[1] Otey became the first person to be executed in Nebraska since 1976 when the death penalty was reinstated. He was executed in 1994 by the State of Nebraska by electrocution,[2] becoming the first person to die in Nebraska's electric chair since Charles Starkweather was executed in 1959.[3] Otey's final days were documented by the CBS News program 48 Hours entitled "Death by Midnight".

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  1. ^ (nd) "Harold Lamont "Wili" Otey". Final Exposure. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  2. ^ (nd) "US executions since 1976". Clark County Prosecuting Attorney. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  3. ^ Hilt, M.L. (1999) "Mass Media and the Death Penalty: Social Construction of Three Nebraska Executions". Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. (1999-03-22). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.

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