This week in 1886

March 4th, 2015 by admin

“What time is it? I wish you’d hurry up. I want to get to hell in time for dinner.”

— John Owens (aka Bill Booth) , convicted of murder, hanging, Wyoming.
Executed March 5, 1886

Owens was convicted for murdering a man who hired him to work on his farm. Owens confessed to the killing but claimed he had done it in self-defense, after the man attacked him.

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