This week in 1942

January 28th, 2014 by admin

In the electric chair:
“I got it coming.”

— Bernard Sawicki, convicted of murder, electric chair, Illinois.
Executed January 17, 1942

Sawicki shot a seventy-two-year-old farmer who he claimed had him put in a St. Charles juvenile correctional facility. He then went on a robbery and murder spree which claimed three more victims, including a policeman, Charles Speaker.

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