Execution of the Day – 2009 (part 50)
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.
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.