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FLW: don’t do anything my I wouldn’t do

Famous Last Words John Santo San Quentin, California June 3, 1955 “Don't you fellows do anything I wouldn't do.” Santo was one of the three men who accompanied Barbara Graham during a robbery-gone-wrong resulting in the murder of an elderly woman. Three of those involved were executed for their part in the murder while the… Continue reading FLW: don’t do anything my I wouldn’t do

California · Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers

The execution of “Bloody Babs”

June 3, 1955 San Quentin, California Barbara "Bloody Babs" Graham is executed in the gas chamber for the murder of an elderly woman Graham, just shy of her 32nd birthday when executed, had fallen into a life of prostitution, gambling, and drugs. She met and married Henry Graham, a career criminal and drug addict, and… Continue reading The execution of “Bloody Babs”