This week in 1926

November 26th, 2012 by admin

“Thank you for all you have done for me.  You have been a loyal friend.  Please take care of my wife and little one.”

— James “One-Eye” Lynch, convicted of murder, electric chair, New Jersey
Executed November 30, 1926

After authorities sifted through eight arrested men who they believed were involved in the robbing and murder of American Railway Express Company Messenger Frank Brannon, James “One-Eye” Lynch was singled out as the shooter. Accomplice Frank Cuneo led police the hiding place of $1800 of the $6395 stolen and fingered Lynch as the secretor of the money and the murderer. Husband and father of a small child, Lynch befriended prison Chaplain Cornelius J. McInerney, and requested that he look out for his family after his death.

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