Arizona · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: a request for a gas mask in the gas chamber

Famous Last Words Jack Sullivan Florence, Arizona May 15, 1936 “You might get me a gas mask.” Sullivan was convicted of the death of police officer John Bradbury when the officer attempted to search him for firearms. Sullivan drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and grinned at the witnesses to his execution before being strapped into the… Continue reading FLW: a request for a gas mask in the gas chamber

Arizona · Executions · Female Killers

Last woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona after botched execution

February 21, 1930 Florence, Arizona Eva Dugan is hanged for the murder of a wealthy rancher Dugan had been a housekeeper for the rancher; when she was let go, she killed him, burglarized his house, and stole his car. When her execution was announced, she said “Wal, I’ll die with my boots on, an’ in… Continue reading Last woman to be executed by hanging in Arizona after botched execution

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Child murdered at request of mother to keep him from becoming like his father

December 2, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona Christopher Milke (4, pictured) is murdered at the request of his mother, Debra Milke, partially to collect a life insurance policy taken out on him and partially because she believed her son would be better off dead than grow up to be like his father Debra and Christopher moved in… Continue reading Child murdered at request of mother to keep him from becoming like his father