Executions · Famous Last Words · Oklahoma

FLW: wanted SpaghettiOs

Famous Last Words Thomas Grasso McAlester, Oklahoma March 20, 1995 "Please tell the media I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this." Grasso was executed by lethal injection for the robberies and deaths of two elderly victims. The first was an 87-year-old woman in Oklahoma who was… Continue reading FLW: wanted SpaghettiOs

New York · Racially Motivated

Man fatally stabbed so attacker could dissuade white women from interracial dating

March 20, 2017 Manhattan, New York Timothy Caughman (pictured) is stabbed with a “sword like object” (also pictured) by James Harris Jackson Jackson, according to prosecutors, was looking for any black man to kill specifically to deter white women from dating black men. In an interview with the New York Daily Times, he stated he… Continue reading Man fatally stabbed so attacker could dissuade white women from interracial dating

Female Killers · New York

Woman and married lover murder husband

March 20, 1927 Queens, New York Ruth Snyder and her lover murder Snyder’s husband, Albert, to have him out of her life and to collect on his insurance policy Ruth had become disdainful of her husband after he insisted upon hanging a photograph of his deceased fiancé in the Snyder home, named a boat after… Continue reading Woman and married lover murder husband

Executions · Female Killers · New York · Newspaper clippings

Martha Price: first woman executed in the electric chair

March 20, 1899 Ossining, New York Martha Place is executed for the murder of her stepdaughter, and becomes the first woman executed by electric chair in the process Mrs. Place had originally been hired as a housekeeper for the widower Mr. Place and his daughter. After some time, Mr. Place married Martha, though she quickly… Continue reading Martha Price: first woman executed in the electric chair