This week in 1933

September 6th, 2013 by admin

Written statement:
“There’s only one person on earth lower than me and that’s the one who told this affair to my mother.”

— George Hoffman, convicted of murder and robbery, hanging, Montana.
Executed August 29, 1933

Hoffman did not want his eighty-two-year-old mother to know that her son was a murderer, so he told her that he was in California. An unidentified person told Mrs. Hoffman the truth in time for her to visit Hoffman twice before the execution, much to his displeasure. Hoffman made no final statement on the gallows and left only this note.

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