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Execution of the Day – 2009 (part 50)

Posted in Death penalty with tags , , , , , on December 10 by Old Sparky

10 December 1900 – John Filip Nordlund
John Filip Nordlund was the penultimate person to be executed in Sweden. He was sentenced to death for mass murder after boarding a ferry bound for Stockholm with the sole intention of stealing money from the passengers, killing them and stealing the ships register.

11 December 2002 – Jay Wesley Neill
Jay Wesley Neill was executed by lethal injection for a cold blooded killing spree during a bank robbery.

12 December 1911 – Walter Martyn & John Tarkenter
Two men, two murders, two hangings. Walter Martyn was hanged in Heywood for strangling his girlfriend. John Tarkenter slit his wife’s throat as she lay in bed after a row.

13 December 1945 – Irma Grese and Josef Kramer
Grese and the “Beast of Belsen” himself, Josef Kramer were both hanged after the Nuremberg trials.

14 December 1982 – John Eldon Smith
John Eldon Smith died by the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of Ronald and Juanita Akins.

15 December 1902 – Samuel Walton
Samuel Walton was hanged in Durham for murdering the women in his life.

16 December 1902 – Thomas Nicholson
Thomas Nicholson hanged for the murder of seven-year-old Mary Ina Stewart.

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