The U.S. Supreme Court’s Oct. 26 decision to review a Florida death penalty case–and possibly decide whether execution by electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment–has called attention to a Florida Supreme Court justice’s decision to post graphic photos of a recent execution on his court’s Web site.

The justice, Leander J. Shaw Jr., vehemently dissented from a Sept. 24 decision upholding the state’s use of the electric chair. He attached three photos to the Florida Supreme Court’s Web site, at, showing Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis, executed on July 8 for the 1982 murders of a pregnant woman and her two daughters. Editor’s Note: View one of the photos through this link. Reader discretion is advised.

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