Executions · New York · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections

April 4, 1895 Auburn, New York William Lake is executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections Lake (26) was described in the Buffalo Evening News as “the perfect picture of sullen despair,” spending his time talking to no one but himself. He found himself obsessed with a servant named Emma Hunt… Continue reading Man executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections

Political · Tennessee

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel The Reverend Doctor King's killer, James Earl Ray, shot the Civil Right's leader in his right cheek. The bullet then struck King's jaw, traveled down his spinal column, and came to rest lodged in his shoulder.… Continue reading The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr