“They would have done better using an ax.” – George Westinghouse on the world’s first judicial electrocution, that of William Kemmler.
Had convict William Taylor survived the events of July … Read More
“Yes, they are killing me.” – Joe Arridy, when asked by Warden Roy Best if he understood why he was about to step into Colorado’s gas chamber.
It’s rarer than … Read More
“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.
Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked … Read More
“I know I’m going to die. I don’t mind now. There never was any real hope.” – Anna Antonio, hours before her execution.
The case of Anna Antonio is interesting … Read More
When he died in February of 2010, Viva Leroy Nash was the oldest American on death row. And he had spent almost 80 years of his life behind bars.
At … Read More
One of the most bizarre execution stories involves the colorful Eddie Ives, who sustained himself financially as both a barber and burglar.
Convicted of killing a Denver cop … Read More
In 2014, Jack Woods placed an ad for a housekeeper and Jana Bergman responded.
The two began corresponding and talking on the telephone, and apparently it didn’t bother the 88-year-old … Read More
In the case of Ross Ulbricht A/K/A Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) it seems like a slam dunk case for the prosecution. Ross, by his own admission, founded the Silk Road … Read More
Have you ever wanted to have a murderer as a penpal? If your answer to that question is, “yes,” then you’re in luck. Several websites have been set up in … Read More
I seldom cover Australian cases, but the case of Jean Lee (or Margaret Jean Maude Wright to give her her actual name) is a notable one. Jean Lee was the … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 96
Teens Film Baby in Refrigerator
The Murder of 12-Year-Old Stephanie Crowe
Sword and Scale Episode 95
A Mother’s Murder-Suicide
A Writer’s Guilty Secret
August 17, 2017
Naked Man Dies After Crane Standoff
Actress Stabbed in the Head with Scissors
August 16, 2017
Boston Doctors Slaughtered
Is Charlottesville Only the Beginning?
August 15, 2017
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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