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Man executed for beating/robbing man praying at wife’s grave

June 13, 1930 Eddyville, Kentucky Ballard Ratcliffe is executed for the robbery and murder of a man praying at his wife’s grave Ratcliffe attacked William Muse (64) on Sunday, May 18, 1928, hitting the older man from behind with a hammer as the victim was bent in prayer at his wife’s grave. Ratcliffe stole $1,020… Continue reading Man executed for beating/robbing man praying at wife’s grave