Execution of the Day – 2009 (part 49)
3 December 2001 – Lois Nadean Smith
Lois Nadean Smith was put to death by lethal injection, aged 61 for the murder of her son’s ex-girlfriend Cindy Baillee. Smith was incensed that Baillee had tried to get her son Greg Smith killed and so confronted her in the car on the way to her ex-husband’s house.
4 December 2005 – Wesley Eugene Baker
Wesley Eugene Baker died by lethal injection, following a callous murder of Jane Tyson in a car park in Catonsville. He was sentenced to death in Maryland in 1992, after it emerged that Tyson was killed in cold blood.
5 December 2002 – Ernest West Basden
Contract killer Ernest West Basden was sentenced to death after he was hired to bump off someone’s husband.
6 December 1905 – Henry Perkins
Henry Perkins swung for his crime in Newcastle, aged 40, after he murdered Patrick Durkin.
7 December 1938 – Anne Marie Hahn
Anne Marie Hahn AKA Arsenic Anna was fried on this day in 1938. She was done for poisoning George Obendorfer in Cincinnati as part of an avaricious killing spree in her merciless pursuit of money.
8 December 1909 – Abel Atherton
‘Yer hanging an innocent man,’ an anguished Abel Atherton claimed just as he was about to be hanged today in 1909.
9 December 2002 – Desmond Keith Carter
Desmond Keith Carter was sentenced to death by lethal injection in North Carolina for the 1992 stabbing a 71-year-old neighbour after she refused to lend him money.