Front Page Execution Story
in a strike workers to Four Young Killers Die In Chair For Murder of Gaughan Di- of per feature two of yesterday OSSINING (IP}--The case of four young Brooklyn killers was marked closed today--closed by the switch in Sing Sing prison's death Â· It was the third quadruple elcc- Uocution at Sing Sing Prison in years. Outwardly calm and unspeaking-- ss-ve for one of their -jroup who uttered a brief phrase of repentance arid a iarewell--the four men went to death cue after the other in Sing's 45-year-old electric chair. They were convicted of killing Thomas Gaughan, a diner in a Brooklyn cafe during a robbery in June, 1934. The first to die was Charles Kropowitz, 22, who smoked a cigar until he was pinioned in place. Then came George Rosenberg, who paused before his last few to shake hands with Chief Keeper, John Slieehy and say: "I wish ail the luck in the worlci. I hope v/ish me the same." Bound into the cfcnir, he said quietly: "Gentlemen, I hope my sacrifice will help other people so-they may profit by what I have done." He wns followed by Prank Russo, 23, and Vincent De Martino, 27, triggerman.