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 for the murder and asked the others be given a reprieve. None were granted a stay of execution despite the confession.

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