The Boy Hanged from a Chair: The True Crime of Harvey Church

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The Boy Hanged from a Chair
The True Crime of Harvey Church
Chicago, Illinois
1921-1922

Convicted of killing a pair of Studebaker salesmen because he wanted a car to impress the girls, Harvey Church went into a catatonic coma a month before his execution and never came out of it, even as deputy sheriffs carried him to the gallows in a chair.

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Chicago Tribune, September 12, 1921
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Chicago Tribune, March 4, 1922
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New Castle (Indiana) Herald, March 6, 1922