This week in 1987

June 26th, 2013 by admin

“Yeah, I think I’d rather be fishing.”

— Jimmy Glass, convicted of murder, electric chair, Louisiana.
Executed June 12, 1987

Jimmy Glass was a twenty-five-year-old high school dropout who received the death penalty for murdering Newt and Erlene Brown on Christmas Eve in their home. Glass claimed that cellmate Jimmy Wingo, with whom he had escaped from jail on the same evening, held a gun to his head and forced him to perform the murders after he called Wingo by name. Wingo was executed a few days later for the same crimes.

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