Executions · New Jersey · Newspaper clippings

Double hanging — one execution is botched, the other involves a man who was mentally ill or disabled

January 3, 1884 Newark, New Jersey Two men are executed for murder in a double hanging The execution of Robert Martin, convicted of killing his wife and their infant as she held the baby, was botched. The Harrisburg Independent reported “the poor wretch who was condemned to suffer death at the hands of the law… Continue reading Double hanging — one execution is botched, the other involves a man who was mentally ill or disabled

Executions · Florida

Man executed for murder, lethal injection botched resulting in severe chemical burns

December 13, 2006 Raiford, Florida Ángel Nieves Díaz is executed for murder, though his lethal injection is botched leading to his arms being burned by the chemicals Díaz was convicted of the December 29, 1979 robbery and murder of club owner Joseph Nagy. Most of the club’s employees were locked in a room during the… Continue reading Man executed for murder, lethal injection botched resulting in severe chemical burns

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Virginia

Former police officer executed for the robbery, beating, and murder of woman

August 10, 1982 Richmond, Virginia Frank Coppola is executed in the electric chair for the robbery and murder of a woman Coppola was a police officer in 1978 when he and accomplices gained entry to Muriel Hatchell’s home under the false pretense of selling roses. They then restrained her with the cord of a Venetian… Continue reading Former police officer executed for the robbery, beating, and murder of woman

Executions · Female Killers · Sweden

The last woman executed in Sweden, whose execution was less of a beheading and more of a bisecting

August 7, 1890 Yngsjö, Skåne County, Sweden Anna Månsdotter becomes the last women executed in Sweden Månsdotter, a 45-year-old widow, was convicted of killing her son's 22-year-old wife by strangulation. During trial, evidence of a long-term incestuous relationship between Månsdotter and her son surfaced and was presented as a possible motive for the murder. Månsdotter… Continue reading The last woman executed in Sweden, whose execution was less of a beheading and more of a bisecting

Female Killers · Nevada

First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada

June 20, 1890 Elko, Nevada Elizabeth Potts becomes the first (and currently the only) woman legally executed in Nevada Elizabeth and her husband Josiah were convicted of the murder of Miles Faucett, a man they owed money. He visited the couple on January 1, 1888 and was never seen alive again. The Potts produced a… Continue reading First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada