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Willie Francis (January 12, 1929 – May 9, 1947) was an American best known for surviving a failed execution by electrocution in the United States… He was 17 when he survived the first attempt to execute him, as the chair malfunctioned.
On May 3, 1946, Francis survived an attempt at execution by the electric chair… The portable electric chair, known as "Gruesome Gertie," was found to have been improperly set up by an intoxicated prison guard and inmate from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
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