This week in 1900

January 18th, 2014 by admin

“Good-bye, people. I gladly give my life for my sweetheart. I loved her.”

—William Wasco, convicted of murder, hanging, Pennsylvania.
Executed January 9, 1900

The Washington Post ran a brief that read, in part, “The crime for which Wasco was executed was the murder of Annie Sestak, a comely young Hungarian girl, who had refused to marry him. He shot himself at the same time, but soon recovered from his wounds.”

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