Legal Executions in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma Including the Indian Territory

A Comprehensive Registry

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About the Book

Since colonial days, administration of the death penalty—whether by hanging, firing squad, electrocution, or lethal injection—has persisted as one of the most controversial ethical and practical issues of American jurisprudence. This volume chronicles every legal execution in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, including Indian Territory, through December 2010. Each case history includes a detailed description of the crime, the pursuit and capture of the suspect, his or her pre-trial experiences, the trial, sentencing, incarceration, execution, and its aftermath.

About the Author(s)

R. Michael Wilson has been researching and writing about the history of the American West for more than a decade. A retired law enforcement officer, he is the author of numerous books on crime and capital punishment. He is a member of the Wild West History Association, and Western Writers of America.

Bibliographic Details

R. Michael Wilson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 376
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6651-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8909-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  &nbsp   1

Introduction      2

Executions State by State      5

Nebraska      8

Kansas      61

Oklahoma      103

Bibliography      347

Index      353

Book Reviews & Awards

“this work, another in his fine series of legal execution books, provides the researcher with a plethora of easy to find information”—Roundup Magazine; “in-depth information”—ARBA; “the author should be commended for tackling this project that required plowing through massive amounts of data and compiling it in a usable format”—Great Plains Research; “this fact-filled gem is the latest in his well-executed Legal Executions series. Wilson has done his homework…a researcher’s delight”—Wild West; “this work contains details on each person executed by the criminal justice system in three states, from the 1800s through December 2010”—Reference & Research Book News.