'Bungled' Hanging Arouses Canadians to Vivid Protest

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'Bungled Hanging Arouses Canadians to Vivid Protest Aroused over the bungling execution of a murderer in Woodstock, New Brunswick, recently, when a man had to be hanged twice, the Prisoners' Welfare Association of Canada has renewed Its efforts to have capital punishment abolished, Execution bungling Is frequent officials point out, because Canada has no official hangman and never has had, altho for some years one individual did most of these gruesome jobs The responsibility of employing the hanmau is placed on the local sheriff, who may engage someone, or do it himself. The Canadian Parliament so far has looked with disfavor on the proposition of substituting life imprisonment for hanging, hut the legislative body is expected to consider soon the sustitutlon of electrocution as a more humane method of killing.'

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  1. The Wichita Beacon,
  2. 26 Nov 1922, Sun,
  3. Page 26

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