Executions · Massachusetts · Religion

The Boston Martyrs are executed

October 27, 1659 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony Marmaduke Stevenson and William Robinson are hanged for being Quakers, a violation of a religious banishment sentenced upon them Stevenson and Robinson were two of three of the Boston Martyrs; the third, Mary Dyer was executed by hanging on June 1, 1660. Stevenson's Last Words were "This day… Continue reading The Boston Martyrs are executed

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Wisconsin

Woman shot as she is thrown from car windshield

September 15, 1926 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chicago, Illinois Two articles are published regarding separate unfortunate events The first article described a man, Ignacio Ortiz, having discovered his estranged wife with another man, Edward Wisniewski. Ortiz shot Wisniewski in the chest as the latter tried to drive away on a highway. The fatal shot caused the vehicle… Continue reading Woman shot as she is thrown from car windshield

Famous Last Words · Kansas · Serial Killers

FLW — Insults to a slow executioner

Famous Last Words Carl Panzram Kansas September 5, 1930 "Yes, hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could kill ten men while you're fooling around!" Panzram was a rapist and murderer, claiming to have killed 21 including a 12-year-old boy he raped then killed, claiming "His brains were coming out of his ears when I… Continue reading FLW — Insults to a slow executioner