From The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) Published March 12, 1908 A naked and bloody man, unknown in the area, was found entangled in barbed wire with his head “nearly severed” but still alive. As his name was unknown, I could not follow up on his fate.
February 8, 1924 Carson City, Nevada Gee Jon becomes the first person in the US to be executed in the gas chamber Gee Jon was a Chinese national who was sentenced to death for the murder of an elderly member of another gang. Four guards resigned from their positions, stating they wanted nothing to do… Continue reading First person in US executed in gas chamber
November 27, 1980 Reno, Nevada Priscilla Ford runs over a crowd of people in her car, killing 6 and wounding 23 Ford, a schoolteacher with an IQ of 140, claimed she ran over her victims as retribution for her daughter being placed in a foster home in 1973 following Ford's arrest for trespassing. During trial… Continue reading “Incarnation of Jesus” runs over crowd of people on Thanksgiving
From the Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, California) Published August 27, 1938 Reno, Nevada An ex-con was found crucified to a cross which he was forced to assemble. A sheriff involved in the case believed the victim was hiding something and offered several theories as to why the man was nailed to the cross, one… Continue reading Ex-con crucified