Date in History:
1998- Judy Buenoano was executed by electrocution on this date. She was the first woman to be executed in Florida in 150 years and the first to die in the electric chair. The last woman to be executed before her was a freed slave who murdered a former master in 1848. In fact, Buenoano was only the third woman to be executed in the United States since the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1977. Nicknamed the “Black Widow” by comments from the prosecution, she was executed for murdering her husband and also convicted of murdering her son and attempting to murder her boyfriend. The only woman to be executed for murder since Buenoano was Aileen Wuornos (2002) whose story was adapted in the movie Monster.