Executions · Famous Last Words · Ohio

FLW: let’s do it (round 2)

Famous Last Words Rocky Barton Ohio July 12, 2006 “As Gary Gilmore said, ‘let’s do it.’” Barton had killed his wife during a domestic dispute as she was attempting to move her possessions out of their home. His wife was shot in the shoulder and the back while Barton’s uncle and 17-year-old daughter watched. Barton… Continue reading FLW: let’s do it (round 2)

Executions · Ohio

Man hanged for the murder and dismemberment of his wife (includes graphic details from his confession)

June 12, 1857 Toledo, Ohio Return Jonathan Meigs Ward is hanged for the murder of his wife Ward had been abusing his wife Olive for some time before the murder. Olive sent her children from a previous marriage to other homes, and attempted to flee on a train. In an effort to detain her, Ward… Continue reading Man hanged for the murder and dismemberment of his wife (includes graphic details from his confession)

Executions · Ohio · Political

The prolonged torture/execution of Col. William Crawford

June 11, 1782 Near the Sandusky River, Illinois Country, New France (modern day Wyandot County, Ohio) Col. William Crawford is executed by the Delaware Natives Col. Crawford's execution was in retaliation for the Gnadenhütten massacre in March of 1782 which claimed the lives of 96 non-combative, Christian-convert Delaware Natives. What makes the execution especially notable… Continue reading The prolonged torture/execution of Col. William Crawford

Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Two infants beaten to death in hospital

June 6, 1947 Massillon, Ohio Two infant girls are beaten to death in their cribs The girls, Rosemary Morton (9 weeks old) and Diane Brand (8 weeks old) were found in their cribs by a nurse making her rounds. The babies were still alive when found, but fatally wounded. They died shortly after. The hospital’s… Continue reading Two infants beaten to death in hospital

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Woman held captive for 10 years and her daughter father by her captor escape

May 6, 2013 Cleveland, Ohio Amanda Berry and her 6-year-old daughter escape from their captor's house after nearly a decade of imprisonment, bringing help to the other two abducted girls in the house Ariel Castro kidnapped three girls between 2002 and 2004, offering them rides before bringing them to his house, luring them inside, and… Continue reading Woman held captive for 10 years and her daughter father by her captor escape