Father And Son Hanged
Steele Scrapbook - June 19, 1885
FATHER AND SON HANGED .
FARMERSVILLE, La., June 19.Perry and William Melton, father and son, were hanged to-day for the murder of John W. Cherry. William died in great agony, the loop having caught over his chin in descending, remaining so as to allow easy respiration. After remaining so fifteen minutes, his condition being unchanged, the rope was re adjusted and death resulted in eleven minutes.
Ruthlessly Snatched From The Arms Of Alf