Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

April 2, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky Two men are hanged: one for murder, the other rape Robert Anderson was convicted of killing his wife in April 1878. Margaret Anderson made an earning by washing laundry and, when she returned home after her day’s work, Robert demanded a portion of her wages. She refused. Robert became enraged… Continue reading A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

Executions · Kentucky

Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult

March 21, 1884 Columbia, Kentucky Brothers Champ and Rudolph “Rude” Fitzpatrick are hanged for murder The Fitzpatricks worked for a farmer with another man, Miller Brewster, whom their employer favored, which festered jealousy and hatred among the brothers. The animosity grew until August 6, 1883, when Champ approached Brewster on the street, accusing him of… Continue reading Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult

Executions · Kentucky

Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

March 15, 1946 Eddyville, Kentucky Anderson Adkins (33) is executed for the murders of three and the attempted murder of a fourth At the time of the shootings, Anderson and his wife — identified as Mrs. Elmo Adkins — had recently divorced. Additionally, Anderson has been denied custody of their son Jimmy, which angered him.… Continue reading Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

February 17, 1905 Owensboro, Kentucky Roy Green (17, pictured) is hanged for beating a man with a piece of wood then impaling his throat with a splinter from the broken lumber James E. Coomes was killed on July 31, 1904. According to Green’s confession, he and Coomes were strangers but became friendly, and Coomes invited… Continue reading Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Three men executed across Kentucky for three separate murders

February 5, 1892 Stanton, Henderson, and Irvine, Kentucky Simpson Bush, Robert Charlton, and William Puckett are executed for various murders Bush (22) was executed in Stanton, Kentucky for the June 23, 1890 murder of his wife, Annie Rogers Bush (20). The Bushes were sharing a hotel room with two other adults and their 4-month-old baby… Continue reading Three men executed across Kentucky for three separate murders