Jessie Dotson has not been executed as far as i can find anywhere. I read that there was an issue in Tennessee that the death penalty has been deemed inhumane since it is not known if the person receiving the lethal injections suffer suffocation due to the fact that they are paralyzed. There is a series of three injections; the first designed to relax, the second to paralyze, and the third is designed to stop their heart. However it is argued that because the person is paralyzed they cannot communicate if they are suffering suffocation as their heart beat and respiration stop. It seems that it would be a very small amount of suffering compared to the children he murdered. All of his adult victims died instantly while the stabbed and beaten children lingered on for days in that home and only 3 of them survived. How sad.
Jessie Dotson was set to be put to death on March 2, 2012. He was set to die by lethal injection for the shooting murders of his brother, his brother's girlfriend and two other adults, and the fatal stabbings of his two nephews, ages 2 and 4. News about his execution is not yet confirmed.