Executions · Famous Last Words · Washington DC

FLW: electricity in his head

Famous Last Words Benjamin Snell Washington, DC June 29, 1900 "Oh, I'll smother with that on. I've got electricity in my head now." Benjamin Snell stood at 6'6" and weighed in at over 300 lbs. He had been convicted of killing Lizzie Weisenberger, a 13-year-old neighbor whom he had hired as a live-in friend for… Continue reading FLW: electricity in his head

Canada · Executions

Man hanged twice for murder of his cousin/lover and her new husband

October 6, 1922 Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada Benny Swim is hanged, twice, for the murder of the only woman he ever loved and her husband Swim had been involved in a romantic affair with his first cousin Olive. They had even lived together for nearly a year and a half as de facto husband and… Continue reading Man hanged twice for murder of his cousin/lover and her new husband