MarloHeinz execution

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MarloHeinz execution - Ror-em MARLO HEINZ, JACOBSEN SIP ONLYCOFFEE...
Ror-em MARLO HEINZ, JACOBSEN SIP ONLYCOFFEE Seek Comfort in Religion. FORT MADISON, IA, Doomed to die on the gallows gallows at dawn today, Fran Jacobsen and Mario Heinz limited their evening meal Monday night to a cup of coffee apiece la the state penitentiary's death row. Warden Glenn C. Haynes said the men informed him several days ago that they wished to eat the regular prison fare instead of the chicken dinner usually allowed condemned prisoners before execu tion. Monday night, however,, both men shunned food of any kind, officials said. ; ' "Wisecrack." Jacobsea, sentenced to hang tat the slaying of Catherine Leahy, Ottumwa, la., waitress, continued to "wisecrack" as he entered the last 12 hours of his life, guarda said. Jacobsen's home was in Ottumwa. Ottumwa. ' Heinz, a Dubuque, la., man, faced death for the slaying of David Fox, a 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old nephew. Prison officials said both men sought consolation In their religions religions Monday night, having abandoned hope of last-minute last-minute last-minute Intervention by Governor Kraschel. They expected to spend the final hours before dawn with the Rev. John Reese, penitentiary chaplain, After Death FORT MADISON, IA. (P) Relatives of both Mario Heinz and Franz Jacobsen were to receive a final "good-by" "good-by" "good-by" from the men after they had been hanged. Warden Glenn C. Haynes said both men were leaving letters to their families. the Rev. A. W. Gable of Davenport, Davenport, and his son, the Rev. J. P. Gable of West Branch, la. The West Branch clergyman, a Methodist minister, waged an unsuccessful unsuccessful campaign to obtain a commutation for Jacobsen. Communion. The Rev. W. E. Lawler, Fort Madison priest, visited Heinz Monday. Monday. He was to accompany the prisoner in the walk to the gallows. gallows. Jacobsen received Holy Communion Communion at a prison service Monday afternoon at which the Rev. Mr Gables officiated. The prisoner took the vows of the Methodist

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  1. The Des Moines Register,
  2. 19 Apr 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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