This week in 1987

June 27th, 2013 by admin

“I am an innocent man. You are murdering me this day. I do still love you all in Christ. God bless you all.”

— Jimmy wingo, convicted of murder, electric chair, Louisiana.
Executed June 16, 1987

A former Boy Scout and park ranger, Wingo claimed he had never entered the house where the Browns were killed (see previous entry). Outside the prison, on the night of his execution, a sixteenyear-old boy whose sister had been killed by another inmate held a sign that read “Tell them about Jesus, then put them in the chair.”

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