Execution of the Day – 2009 (part 39)
24 September 1652 – Captain James Hind
Life may have panned out very differently if our next man’s plan had worked. But it didn’t. Instead the notorious highwayman by the name of Captain James Hind was strung up for robbery.
25 September 2008 – Jesse James Cummings
“The justice system let me down on this case. It turned a blind eye to truth in this. Today, you came here to see an innocent man die,” Cummings said according to a report by American newspaper, USA Today. Apparently, he gasped twice and was pronounced dead at 6:11 pm, just six minutes after the lethal liquids were intravenously released.
26 September 1818 – John Moores
John Moores was put to death for burglary. He was hanged in Chester in 1818.
27 September 2007 – Rickey Nolan McGinn
Well, what do you know, Texas was at it again today in 2000 when the state carried out its lethal sentence against Rickey Nolan McGinn. His was a particularly heinous crime because he raped and killed his own step-daughter, who was just 12 at the time.
28 September 1666 – Robert Hubert
An angry mob of Londoners tore French watchmaker Robert Hubert’s corpse limb from limb on this day in 1666, after Hubert blagged that he started the Great Fire of London. Forget an errant bale of straw at a bakery in Pudding Lane, our French friend thought it would be a great idea to claim he’d sparked the conflagration.
29 September 1637 – Lorenzo Ruiz
Eat yer heart out David Blaine with your pseudo-hangin’ upside down, for we’ve found a story to top your stunt. So let’s head to the Philippines via Japan for the latest instalment of notable dates with death. Today marks a historic event in the Far Eastern Catholic calendar for it heralds the death of the first Filipino saint.
30 September 1952 – Dennis Muldowney
James Bond creator, Ian Fleming was inspired by the exotic Polish victim slain by today’s deadly desperado’s date with death. Dennis Muldowney was executed on this day in 1952 for the murder of a Cold-War countess. Marine steward, Muldowney was jailed and sentenced to death for killing Polish Countess Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, who was known for her forays into espionage.