This week in 1935

April 28th, 2013 by admin

“I wish I had Corrick and Wynn on my lap.”

— Fred Blink, convicted of murder, electric chair, Illinois.
Executed April 23, 1935

The men Blink addressed in his final statement were Tim Corrick, the husband of one of his victims, and L. L. Wynn, the prosecutor in the case. Blink claimed that Corrick gave him poisoned whiskey, which caused his murder spree. The World War I veteran was convicted in the shooting deaths of his former business partner and four other people. After the verdict was pronounced, Blink had to be lifted from his chair and forced from the courtroom.

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