Watchf AP A  KY USA APHS323009 Capital Punishment Bethea 1936

Capital Punishment Bethea 1936

Men, women, children and babies from miles around gathered at dawn to see the public hanging, directed by Sheriff Florence Thompson, of Rainey Bethea, 22-year-old black man convicted of murdering and robbing a 70-year-old white woman, in Owensboro, Kentucky, Aug. 15, 1936. A part of the crowd watches intently as attendants adjusted the black hood over Bethea's head just before the trap was sprung. (AP Photo)

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August 15, 1936 12:00:00 AM
July 01, 2010 03:59:28 PM
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Crime, General news
Crowd Standing Looking Away Crime Built Structure
Owensboro, KENTUCKY, United States
APHS323009
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