Notable Executions

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Can you name the person who was executed?

Featured Mar 27, 2010

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Serial killer began dumping victims into the Des Plaines River after he ran out of room in the crawl space under his house.
Serial killer acted as his own attorney in court before being convicted in Dade County, Florida for the Chi Omega murders at Florida State University.
Confessed to killing eight people, including five students near the campus of the University of Florida in 1990.
President of Iraq executed in 2006.
This 'Architect of the Holocaust' fled to Argentina and was captured and executed in Israel in 1962.
Nazi diplomat played a key role in the conclusion of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact in 1939.
This German officer was executed after a failed plot to assassinate Hitler; Tom Cruise portrays him in 'Valkyrie'.
Widely considered America's first spy, he was executed in 1776 by the British.
First woman executed in Texas since 1863.
Executed in Utah in 1977; first man to be executed after a 10 year hiatus on capital punishment in the U.S.
This king was executed during the French Revolution in 1793.
Abe Lincoln assassination co-conspirator; the first woman executed by the U.S. government.
Convicted of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
Romanian dictator was executed with wife, Elena, in 1989.
Scottish freedom fighter executed by the English in 1305.
A national heroine of France and a Catholic saint.
1920 Italian immigrants executed in Massachusetts and widely believed to be innocent today.
American communists who were executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage.
Early leader of the Crips was executed in California in 2005.
This English king was executed for high treason in 1649; his grandmother, Mary, Queen of Scots, was also executed.

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