Executions · Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: taking it with a smile

Famous Last Words James Cassidy New York December 9, 1920 "Give her the gas, kid. I'm taking it with a smile." Cassidy and three others were executed in the electric chair for the robbery and murder of Bronx station attendant Otto Fiala, though one member of the group, Joseph Milano, confessed he alone was responsible… Continue reading FLW: taking it with a smile

Crime Scene Photography · Minnesota · Political

Murder of a journalist

December 9, 1935 Minneapolis, Minnesota Walter Liggett is shot to death in front of his wife and children Liggett was a journalist crusading against corrupt politicians and organized crime. On December 9, with his wife and children in a car mere inches away, he was gunned down by a Thompson submachine gun, sometimes referred to… Continue reading Murder of a journalist