Man executed for killing landlady over argument about cigarette

October 16, 1925Michigan City, IndianaJohn Koval is executed for murdering his landlady after an argument over a cigarette Koval rented a room from Martha Egelsky (or Egolowski, Egalowski, Segersky, or Sigilesky; newspapers were not consistent with her surname) and the two were known to enjoy drinking together. In April 1925, the pair became inebriated as…