Was sentenced to be executed by electrocution in Alabama in 1983. The first jolt of electricity started Evans on fire. The strap soon caught on fire while sparks came out from underneath the hood. Even after this, physicians found a heartbeat. It took two more jolts of electricity to complete the execution, which took a total of 14 minutes. Evans' body was a burnt mess afterwards. This event led many to question whether the death penalty was really not a cruel and unusual punishment as the Supreme Court had ruled.