AN EYE FOR AN EYE —
A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty…
First Lady Of The Electric Chair
Episode 212 tells the story behind the first walk of a woman to the electric chair. One cold winter night, a woman apparently attacks her husband with an axe as he walks through the door, leaving him for dead in the entryway. Besides this gruesome sight, neighbors are about to discover a whole house full of horrors.
- Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and Brooklyn Daily Eagle
- For the story behind the very first execution by electric chair, listen to Episode 19: The Shocking Death Of William Kemmler.
- To learn more about the Mrs. Knack referred to in this episode, call up Episode 14, “The Long Island Torso Murder.”
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- Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
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- Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
- Richard O Jones, Executive Producer