Archive for December 17

17 December 1914 – Arthur Hodges

Posted in Death penalty, Electric chair with tags , , , on December 17 by Old Sparky

Arthur Hodges killed a policeman while resisting arrest.

For that the African-American was put on the electric chair and became the first person to be executed by the chair in Arkansas.

He was 21 years old.

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17 December 1918 – William Rooney

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