Download PDF by Paul F. Caranci,Patrick T. Conley: Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon, The: The True Story

By Paul F. Caranci,Patrick T. Conley

ISBN-10: 1540207811

ISBN-13: 9781540207814

On a frigid day in 1843, Amasa Sprague, a prosperous Yankee mill proprietor, left his mansion to envision on his farm animals. at the approach, he was once accosted and overwhelmed past acceptance, and his physique used to be left facedown within the snow. What was once a tribulation marked through judicial bias, witness perjury and societal bigotry that ended in the conviction of twenty-nine-year-old Irish-Catholic John Gordon. He was once sentenced to hold. regardless of overwhelming facts that the trial was once unsuitable and newly stumbled on facts that in actual fact exonerated him, an anti-Irish Catholic institution refused him a brand new trial. On February 14, 1845, John Gordon grew to become the final sufferer of capital punishment in Rhode Island. neighborhood historian Paul F. Caranci brings this situation to existence, graphically describing the homicide and exposing a corrupt judicial process, a biased newspaper and a bigoted society accountable for the unjust dying of an blameless man.

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