The Springfield Leader Springfield MO Friday January 3 1930

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The Springfield Leader
Springfield MO
Friday January 3 1930 - THREE HANGED IN CALIFORNIA PRISON YARDS : .11...
THREE HANGED IN CALIFORNIA PRISON YARDS : .11 aimuuaneous executions in Two Penitentiaries : Set ' Precedent; Two Die for Part In Pen. Riot andjrjird - for Holdup filling , By InttncUional Ktie$ Strvlc. . fOLSOM STATE PRISON, Cal., Jul I Three men were hanged In California prisons today on "black PWday." - ' tany Brown, one of the leader In the bloodiest prison break In California history, went to hit zulenth at 8:03 and he - a - pronounced dead eleven minutes later. Immediately alter, Eddie Stokes, v Loa Angeles bandit, was led from the ':back alley" to follow Brown to his doom. Meanwhile at San Quentln prison preparations were oompleted for executing Louis Lauras, "bad man" and killer, lor complicity in murdering William McFartin, a teller, ln an Oakland branch Jankrob - bery In July, 1928. i Lazarus was hanged at - lng pronounced dead - - minutes "later.' ; Oct Precedent - - It was the first time in history at which executions have occurred at the state's two prisons on the. same day. - , Brown and Stokes were the first of ths six riot chiefs to pay with ' their lives for causing the slaying of nine fellow prisoners and 2 guards "Tin 'in uprising on - Thanksgiving Day. 1927 Brown, his face pale as death, was led to the gallows by Turnkey Walter Neil who he crippled for life with a bullet through the knee In the mutiny. .'. - . Brown died silently. c'gTft on his lips. Rot word did he utter from the time he left the death cell! JUMU the trap was sprung. Tough Gays" .' - There - was - no - prison - chaplain "OarSTffglvTEun s'pWtuaf consola Uon that be had spurned. So had Stokes. r They were "tough guys" and wanted none of this "religious tuff they had told the warden." ionjUtM. a. and seven minutes later was pronounced dead by prison pbysictaMr - - ,7 - s;;j;. L. of a will to of ors the the TJ. monthly 815

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  1. Springfield Leader and Press,
  2. 03 Jan 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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