This week in 1944

June 28th, 2013 by admin

The condemned shoved Sheriff John R. Watson with his elbows when asked for a last statement. As his death warrant was read aloud, he stuck out his tongue.

— Austin Cox, convicted of murder, firing squad, Utah.
Executed June 19, 1944

Little was written about Cox except that he “ran wild” in Ogden with a shotgun, killing five people, including a district judge.

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