Prisoner in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison, circa 1900
In 1984, Josef Fritzel locked his daughter Elisabeth, 18, into the secret cellar he had built in the basement. Family was told she ran away. He kept Elisabeth hidden for 24 years, during which she gave birth to 7 children, one died at 3 days old. 3 of the children were raised by her parents, Josef claiming Elisabeth dropped them on the doorstep. Josef confessed to his crimes when one of the cellar children, age 19, had to be hospitalized. He was found guilty and given a life sentence.
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Police confronted Nannie Doss, and she immediately confessed, laughing throughout the entire interview while gleefully admitting to murdering 11 members of her family. Doss kept right on smiling as she boarded the bus to prison to serve out her life sentence, commenting to a reporter as she left that she didn't feel bad at all about the outcome.
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It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him.
"In a South Carolina prison more than sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5' 1" and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his leg. The switch was pulled and the adult sized death mask fell from George Stinney’s face. Tears streamed from his eyes. Witnesses recoiled in horror as they watched the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century die.