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1881: A day in the death penalty around the U.S.

Four hangings from the four corners of a continental empire darkened American jurisprudence on this date in 1881. Sageville, New York Edward Earl hanged in this Adirondacks hamlet for stabbing to death his wife (never named in any press account I located) four years before Earl attempted (and obviously failed) an insanity defense, which was […]
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