November 28, 2011

November 28: Last Executions in Paris, 1972

The two men executed were prisoners who had taken a nurse and a prison guard hostage and killed them both.

But more interesting than the murders is the life story of their executioner, Andre Obrecht.

Read article here.

Pictured: Illustration from the book, Mon Musee Criminel by Gustave Mace, 1889.

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