BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

39th year  -  N° 202                 Saturday, 20 July 2024         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World
Missouri State Penitentiary aka The Walls

115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

Related events:

  1. Sunday 11th of February 1906 (-) Murderer Milton Diltwer is executed by hanging

  2. Friday 7th of October 1938 (-) Bank robber Adam Richetti is executed by the gas chamber
    Richetti was the first man to be executed in the Missouri Gas Chamber.

  3. Sunday 18th of March 1951 (x) Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher escapes from the State Penitentiary

  4. Friday 18th of December 1953 (-) Kidnapper and murderer Carl Hall is executed by the gas chamber

  5. Friday 18th of December 1953 (-) Kidnapper and murderess Bonnie Heady is executed by the gas chamber
    Along with her lover Carl Hall the two were allowed to hold hands for a moment and they kissed goodbye. They were blindfolded, led into the chamber and strapped into adjacent chairs. Heady said "Are you doing all right, honey?" Hall replied "Yes, mama."

  6. Friday 24th of February 1956 (-) Murderer Arthur Ross Brown is executed by the gas chamber
    For his last meal Brown had the same as the prison staff, soup, crackers, fried beaf steak, french fries, buttered noodles, spinach, biscuits, coffee, milk and cookies.

  7. Monday 21st of August 1961 (x) Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher is put in solitary confinement for the rape and stabbing to death of inmate Jerry Tharrington on the prison's kitchen loading dock on 2 July 1961

  8. Sunday 2nd of July 1961 (-) Victim of Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate Jerry Tharrington is raped and stabbed to death by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate
    Tharrington was found on the prison’s kitchen loading bay. Hatcher was the only kitchen crew member who was missing at the time of the murder. He was sent to solitary confinement but there was not enough evidence to convict him in court.

  9. Sunday 23rd of April 1967 (x) Assassin James Earl Ray escapes
    Ray was captured a few days later.

  10. Friday 14th of October 1983 (x) — 30-year-old Melvin Reynolds is released from prison after serving 4 years for a murder committed by Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher
    Reynolds had been imprisoned since 2 January 1980 for the murder of 4-year-old Eric Christgen on 27 May 1978.

  11. Friday 7th of December 1984 (-) Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher commits suicide by hanging in his cell
    Hatcher hung himself with a piece of electrical wire in Unit 5C, Cell 213.

  12. Friday 6th of January 1989 (-) Rapist and murderer George Mercer is executed by lethal injection
    Mercer became the first person to be executed in Missouri since 1965. His execution was carried out in the former gas chamber which was converted to use lethal injection.

  13. Friday 31st of August 1990 (-) Multiple murderer George Gilmore is executed by lethal injection

  14. Thursday 8th of October 1992 (-) Serial killer Robert Berdella dies of a heart attack

  15. Wednesday 22nd of October 1997 (-) Contract killer Alan Bannister is executed by lethal injection
    Bannister was executed by manual lethal injection. His last words were "The State of Missouri is committing as premeditated a murder as possible, far more heinous and deliberate than my crime. Thank you to all of you who have supported me."

  16. Wednesday 13th of January 1999 (-) Triple murderer Kelvin Shelby Malone is executed by lethal injection