This week in 1912

September 19th, 2013 by admin

“I have nothing to say, sheriff. All I ask is that you get it over with as quickly as possible and please don’t blindfold me.”

— Harry Thorne, convicted of robbery and murder, firing squad, Utah.
Executed September 26, 1912

Called a “highwayman” in the papers, eighteen-year-old Thorne was executed for killing a grocery clerk. Thorne showed great interest in the executions preceding his. “Well, did he die like a man?” he would ask guards.

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