This week in 1937

June 20th, 2013 by admin

“Well, I hope you are satisfied.”

— George Chew Wing, convicted of murder, electric chair, New York.
Executed June 10, 1937

“The first Chinese to be electrocuted in New York state in more than 20 years” is all one press service recorded. According to authorities, Wing murdered another Chinese man, Yip Chow, while robbing his Manhattan apartment. He sneered his last words at his executioners.

Wing’s case was included in the 1992 book “In Spite of Innocence” among almost two dozen cases in which the editors believed “an innocent person was executed.”

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