Executions · Kentucky

Man goes to his execution without speaking or conveying emotion

June 28, 1935
Eddyville, Kentucky
Bill Young goes to his execution silently and stoically

Young was executed for the murder of liquor store owner Joe Cawood (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Caywood) when the latter refused to extend Young’s credit line. According to newspapers, Young remained abnormally silent from the time he entered prison to the time he was executed.

Clipping: Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY) June 28, 1935

Joe Cawood, victim

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