Capital Punishment Cases

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July 27, 1919
Wilkinson, Jannet - Age 6 - Choked to death and body hidden under coal in basement of 114 E. Superior St., by Thomas Fitzgerald, who, on 7/28 was held by the Coroner. 28 Pct. 9/23/19 - Sentenced to hang 10/17/19 - Crowe. 10/17/19 - Hanged at County Jail.
Case number: 5558
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October 28, 1900
List, Anton, found murdered in woods near Bohemian Cemetary, 36th Prect. George Dolinski, whose watch and chain were found over the body, arrested. Held by Coroner's Jury Nov. 1. Found guilty by jury in C.C. and death sentence recommended May 4, 1901. Death sentence. Executed Oct. 11, 1901.
Case number: 1319
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March 11, 1920
Mills, William A. - Age 40 - Owner of Crawford Theatre, Crawford Ave., and Madison St., by one of two men who entered box office with intent to rob. On 3/16/20 Edward Brisbane who held by Coroner for murder and Robt. G. Carter was held as accessory after having confessed to the crime. 20 Pct. 5/24/20 Brisbane to hang 6/18/20 and Carter to Joliet Pen. for life - Scanlon. 12/28/20 Brisbane sentence confirmed by Supreme Court. - McDonald. 2/11/21 - Brisbane hanged in County Jail.
Case number: 4536
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December 29, 1897
Murphy, John, found murdered in his saloon 725 Root St., William Powers, his colored porter, arrested and hanged May 28, 1897.
Case number: 1477
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June 21, 1878
Sherry and Conley hanged for murder of Hugh McConnells.
Case number: 2741
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November 11, 1887
Execution of Parsons, Spies, Fisher and Engel, Haymarket riot conspirators.
Case number: 2745
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November 10, 1898
Metcalf, Frank C., body found in alley near 219 3d Av. Supposed murder by robbers. Robert Howard, col'd, arrested and held by Coroner's Jury Nov. 19. Convicted Dec. 28, 1898. Hanged Feb. 17, 1899. Charles Williams, colored, arrested in New Orleans and brought to Chicago April 3, 1899. Sentenced June 24, 1899, by Judge Stein to life imprisonment in Joliet Penitentiary.
Case number: 1489
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July 13, 1894
Eugene J. Prondergast hanged for murder of Carter H. Harrison May########. July 13
Case number: 2752
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May 7, 1896
###### hanged at Philadelphia for murder of Pitzel, Confessed to many murders in Chicago.
Case number: 2756
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February 20, 1896
Randolph, Mrs. Ellen, colored, found murdered, throat cut, home 2458 Dearborn St. Alfred C. Fields, colored, arrested and convicted. Hanged May 15, 1896.
Case number: 2028
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