Executions · Famous Last Words · Utah

FLW: Ordering his own execution

Famous Last Words Joe Hill Salt Lake City, Utah November 19, 1915 "Fire!" Born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Sweden, Hill was a labor activist, unionist, and song-writer who coined the term "pie in the sky." He was accused of, arrested for, and convicted of the murders of his son, a grocer, and a former police… Continue reading FLW: Ordering his own execution

New Mexico · Newspaper clippings

Young mother murdered in her apartment 

November 19, 1945 Santa Fe, New Mexico  Eloise Kennedy is murdered in her apartment  Kennedy was found with 11 stab wounds to her abdomen and her slacks torn apart. Louis Young, an inmate who worked as a handyman for the prison warden, was cleaning the home of New Mexico State Police Chief Frank Young the… Continue reading Young mother murdered in her apartment