Executions · Minnesota

Man executed by hanging, the noose held by jail officials when the rope proved to be too long

February 13, 1906 St. Paul, Minnesota Convicted killer William Williams is hanged during an execution so botched the state never hangs another inmate again Williams was convicted of killing 16-year-old Johnny Keller and his mother, Mrs. F. S. Keller. Williams and Johnny had befriended each other two years before the murders while both were hospitalized… Continue reading Man executed by hanging, the noose held by jail officials when the rope proved to be too long