This week in 1926

November 24th, 2012 by admin

“I want to say that I am ready right now to pay my debt to society and my God.”

— Richard Evans, convicted of murder, hanging, Illinois
Executed November 29, 1926

After a visit by the prison minister shortly before his execution, Evens was described as have the face of an angel and the heart of a devil. Evans denied that he had shot a Chicago police officer all the way up to the day he was hung. The career thief and robber expressed no remorse for his crime and believed that life imprisonment was punishment enough for what he had done.

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