Executions · Iowa

Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

March 9, 1923 Fort Madison, Iowa Earl Throst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of Inga Magnusson Magnusson (sometimes spelled Magnussen) was a 21-year-old teacher of a one-room schoolhouse in Allamakee County, Iowa, though she lived with her parents in Houston County, Minnesota, roughly 40 miles (64 km) north of the school. When she… Continue reading Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

New York

Man kills wife, apparently to begin a relationship with a model who did not know him

February 27, 1919 Long Beach, New York Dr. Walter Keene Wilkins (64) kills his wife but claims the death to be the product of a botched robbery On February 27, 1919, Wilkins reported a robbery which claimed his wife’s life. He claimed three men were burglarizing his home when he and his wife Julia interrupted… Continue reading Man kills wife, apparently to begin a relationship with a model who did not know him

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 · Newspaper clippings · Scotland

The last man to be hanged in Perth, for bludgeoning a woman with a shotgun

February 6, 1948 Perth, Scotland Stanislaw Myszka (pictured) is hanged for murder On September 26, 1947, Archie McIntyre left his home to have tea. When he returned, he found the home locked and there was no response to his knocks. He believed his mother, Catherine McIntyre, had possibly gone to have tea as well and… Continue reading The last man to be hanged in Perth, for bludgeoning a woman with a shotgun

Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing his pregnant wife, likely to continue his relationships with two other women

February 27, 1890 Paris, Kentucky Thomas O’Brien is hanged for killing his pregnant wife O’Brien had married Betty Shea in secret, using assumed names in the process. After some time, Betty insisted O’Brien make the marriage public. O’Brien gave various reasons for not wanting to, though he left out the probable real reasons: he was… Continue reading Man executed for killing his pregnant wife, likely to continue his relationships with two other women