California · Executions · Female Killers

Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

April 11, 1947 San Quentin, California American murderer Louise Peete is executed in the gas chamber at the age of 66 Peete (seen here in her mugshot the day before her execution) had previously served time for the murder of a wealthy man whom she claimed to be romantic with, but had been sent out… Continue reading Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

Executions · Famous Last Words · Virginia

Man executed for murder of family of 4

April 9, 2003 Jarratt, Virginia Earl Bramblett is executed for the murder of the Hodges family, including their young daughters In August 1994, the Hodges were murdered in their home before a fire was started to destroy evidence. Mr. Hodges and his 2 children, Anah (3) and Winter (11), were shot in the head while… Continue reading Man executed for murder of family of 4

California · Executions · Famous Last Words

The violent end of Robert Otis Pierce

Famous Last Words Robert Otis Pierce San Quentin, California April 6, 1956 “You're the ones that put me here. God, you're a dirty son of a bitch because I'm innocent!” Pierce and accomplice Smith Jordan (alternatively spelled Jordon or Jordann) robbed a cabdriver who died as a result of the injuries Pierce inflicted by beating… Continue reading The violent end of Robert Otis Pierce

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