CRIME: Death by Gas: 90

Death by Gas: 90¢

Into Colorado's new lethal gas chamber at Canon City last week Warden Roy Best put a crated hog. When he turned on the gas the hog squealed, struggled, died. Next into the chamber he put an old dog, a pigeon, a brace of canaries. They all died. Nearby in a cell sat William Cody Kelley, shifty-eyed farmhand. Refused clemency, he prayed quietly for his pretty 23-year-old wife, his 4-month-old baby. Unable to finance an appeal, he was to be the first man executed in Colorado without a review of his...

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