Executions · Famous Last Words · Utah

FLW: what’s holding those fellows up?

Famous Last Words
Robert Walter Avery
Utah
February 5, 1943

“It’s getting light. What’s holding those fellows up?”

Avery was executed for the fatal shooting of a police officer who interrupted a botched robbery at a grocery store. Avery and his wife (who was arrested by later released) made off with $150 before their capture.

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