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Features: 59 b&w illus. 6 Maps. Notes. Bib. Index.
After Tom Ketchum had been sentenced to death for attempting to hold up
a railway train, his attorneys argued that the penalty was “cruel and
unusual” for the offense charged. The appeal failed and he became the
first individual—and the last—ever to be executed for a crime of this
sort. He was hanged in 1901; in a macabre ending to his life of crime,
his head was torn away by the rope as he fell from the gallows. more... about The Deadliest Outlaws: The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch, Second Edition