Issue quote: Jerry Givens, on Secondary trauma - abcnews.com, December 17, 2007
You're the American people. You sentenced a guy to be executed. You give him a trial, then you send him to me to be put to death. Then later on you [say] that this guy was innocent. You didn't put him to death. I did. I performed the execution. So you might suffer a little. I'm going to suffer a lot, because I performed the job.
— Jerry Givens, who executed 62 people as Virginia's chief executioner from 1982-1999