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Capital Punishment in Connecticut

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1600s

Name Date Cause Method
Nepaupack October 30, 1639 Murder Beheading
George Spencer April 8, 1642 Bestiality Hanging
Busheage August 1644 Murder Beheading
William Plaine June 1646 Blasphemy and Pederasty Hanging
Alse Young May 26, 1647 Witchcraft Hanging
Mary Johnson December 1648 Witchcraft Hanging
Thomas Newton May 27, 1650 Adultery Hanging
John Carrington April 1, 1651 Witchcraft Unknown
Joan Carrington April 1, 1651 Witchcraft Unknown
Goodwife Bassett June 1651 Witchcraft Hanging
Goodwife Knapp November 1653 Witchcraft Hanging
Lydia Gilbert December 15, 1654 Murder and Witchcraft Unknown
Walter Robinson March 4, 1655 Bestiality Hanging
John Knight June 1655 Pederasty Hanging
William Potter June 6, 1662 Bestiality Hanging
Mary Sanford June 25, 1662 Witchcraft Hanging
Rebecca Greensmith January 25, 1663 Witchcraft Hanging
Nathaniel Greensmith January 25, 1663 Witchcraft Hanging
Mary Barnes January 1663 Witchcraft Hanging
Peter Abbott October 16, 1667 Murder Hanging
Ruth Briggs June 1668 Murder Hanging
Thomas Rood October 18, 1672 Incest Hanging
Henry Green June 1, 1675 Murder Hanging
Negro Cloyes June 1, 1675 Murder Hanging
Canonchet April 4, 1676 Murder and Sedition Firing Squad
Choos September 1676 Murder and Sedition Unknown
Benjamin Tuttle June 13, 1677 Murder Hanging
John Stoddard October 9, 1678 Murder Hanging
Squampam March 2, 1686 Murder Hanging
Daniel Matthews November 1, 1694 Rape Hanging

1700s

Name Date Cause Method
Abigail Thompson May 27, 1708 Murder Hanging
Waisoiusksquaw May 15, 1711 Murder Hanging
Negro Coffee March 15, 1720 Murder Hanging
Negress Hannah September 15, 1731 Murder Hanging
Katharine Garrett May 3, 1738 Murder Hanging
Negro Jack November 16, 1743 Rape Hanging
Negress Kate November 16, 1743 Murder Hanging
Negro Barney November 16, 1743 Malicious Maiming Maiming
Elizabeth Shaw December 18, 1745 Murder Hanging
Negro Cuff May 15, 1749 Rape Hanging
Sarah Bramble November 21, 1753 Murder Hanging
Isaac Frasier September 7, 1768 Habitual Criminal Hanging
John Jacob November 2, 1768 Murder Hanging
Moses Paul September 2, 1772 Murder Hanging
Moses Dunbar March 19, 1777 Treason Hanging
Daniel Griswold May 5, 1777 Espionage and Treason Hanging
William Stone May 28, 1777 Espionage, Treason, and Sedition Hanging
Robert Thompson June 9, 1777 Espionage, Treason, and Sedition Hanging
John Dennis August 6, 1777 Murder Hanging
Elisha Smith October 1778 Army Desertion and Treason Hanging
John Blair November 3, 1778 Espionage and Sedition Hanging
David Farnsworth November 3, 1778 Espionage and Sedition Hanging
Edward Jones February 8, 1779 Espionage Firing Squad
John Smith February 8, 1779 Army Desertion Firing Squad
Barnett Davenport May 8, 1780 Murder Hanging
Alexander McDowell March 21, 1780 Army Desertion Unknown
Thomas Goss November 7, 1785 Murder Hanging
Hannah Occuish December 20, 1786 Murder Hanging
Joseph Mountain October 20, 1790 Rape Hanging
Richard Doane June 10, 1797 Murder Hanging
Thomas Starr June 14, 1797 Murder Hanging
Negro Anthony November 8, 1798 Rape Hanging

1800s

Name Date Cause Method
Caleb Adams November 29, 1803 Murder Hanging
Samuel Freeman November 5, 1805 Murder Hanging
Harry Niles November 4, 1807 Murder Hanging
Miner Babcock June 6, 1816 Murder Hanging
Peter Lung June 20, 1816 Murder Hanging
Amos Adams November 13, 1817 Rape Hanging
George Henry Washington June 1, 1824 Murder Hanging
Oliver Watkins August 2, 1831 Murder Hanging
William Teller September 6, 1833 Murder Hanging
Caesar Reynolds September 6, 1833 Murder Hanging
David Sherman June 17, 1834 Murder Hanging
Lucien Hall June 20, 1844 Murder Hanging
Andrew Potter July 20, 1846 Murder Hanging
Henry Leander Foote October 2, 1850 Murder Hanging
James McCaffrey October 2, 1850 Murder Hanging
Michael Jennings July 11, 1854 Murder Hanging
Gerald Toole September 19, 1862 Murder Hanging
Albert Starkweather August 17, 1866 Murder Hanging
James Wilson October 13, 1871 Murder Hanging
Edwin Hoyt May 30, 1880 Murder Hanging
Henry Hamlin May 28, 1880 Murder Hanging
Philip Pallidona October 5, 1888 Murder Hanging
John Swift April 18, 1889 Murder Hanging
Jacob Scheele June 18, 1891 Murder Hanging
Angelo Petrillo November 14, 1892 Murder Hanging
John Cronin December 18, 1894 Murder Hanging
Kaspar Hartlein December 3, 1896 Murder Hanging
Thomas Kippie July 14, 1897 Murder Hanging
Giuseppe Fuda December 3, 1897 Murder Hanging
Nicodemo Imposino December 17, 1897 Murder Hanging
Charles Boinay April 14, 1898 Murder Hanging
Benjamin Willis December 30, 1898 Murder Hanging
Frederick Brockhaus September 6, 1899 Murder Hanging

1900s

Name Date Cause Method
Charles Cross July 20, 1900 Murder Hanging
Paul Misik September 22, 1903 Murder Hanging
Joseph Watson November 17, 1904 Murder Hanging
Gershon Marx May 18, 1905 Murder Hanging
Ephraim Sherouk January 9, 1906 Murder Hanging
Henry Bailey April 16, 1907 Murder Hanging
Alexander Herman May 10, 1907 Murder Hanging
John Washelesky July 1, 1908 Murder Hanging
Lorenzo Rossi July 24, 1908 Murder Hanging
John Zett December 21, 1908 Murder Hanging
Giuseppe Campagnolo February 24, 1909 Murder Hanging
Raffaele Carafaro February 24, 1909 Murder Hanging
John Zawedzianczek February 9, 1910 Murder Hanging
Andrea Tanganelli March 29, 2012 Murder Hanging
George Redding November 1, 1912 Murder Hanging
Louis Saxon June 27, 1913 Murder Hanging
James Plew March 4, 1914 Murder Hanging
Matijius Rikteraitis May 8, 1914 Murder Hanging
Joseph Buonomo June 30, 1914 Murder Hanging
Joseph Bergeron August 11, 1914 Murder Hanging
Bernard Montvid August 13, 1915 Murder Hanging
Frank Grela August 13, 1915 Murder Hanging
Isaac Williams March 3, 1916 Murder Hanging
Harry Roe March 3, 1916 Murder Hanging
Pasquale Zuppa March 10, 1916 Murder Hanging
Joseph Castelli October 5, 1917 Murder Hanging
Francesco Vetere October 5, 1917 Murder Hanging
Giovanni Don Vanso November 16, 1917 Murder Hanging
Stephen Buglione November 16, 1917 Murder Hanging
William Wise December 14, 1917 Murder Hanging
Carmine Lanzillo June 17, 1918 Murder Hanging
Carmine Pisaniello June 17, 1918 Murder Hanging
Francesco Dusso June 17, 1918 Murder Hanging
Erasmo Peretta June 27, 1918 Murder Hanging
Joseph Peretta June 27, 1918 Murder Hanging
Nikifor Nechesnook December 3, 1919 Murder Hanging
Daniel Cerrone March 5, 1920 Murder Hanging
Elwood Wade May 20, 1921 Murder Hanging
John Kausarauskas May 27, 1921 Murder Hanging
Emil Schutte October 24, 1922 Murder Hanging
Gerald Chapman April 6, 1926 Murder Hanging
Chin Lung November 8, 1927 Murder Hanging
Soo Hoo Wing November 8, 1927 Murder Hanging
John Feltovic December 10, 1929 Murder Hanging
Frank DiBattista February 21, 1930 Murder Hanging
Henry Oswald Lorenz August 12, 1930 Murder Hanging
John Simborski April 7, 1930 Murder Hanging
Joseph James McElroy February 10, 1937 Murder Electrocution
Frank Palka April 12, 1938 Murder Electrocution
Vincent Cotts April 29, 1940 Murder Electrocution
Ira Allen Weaver April 29, 1940 Murder Electrocution
Peter Gurski February 23, 1943 Murder Electrocution
Wilson Funderburk April 20, 1943 Murder Electrocution
Carlo James DeCaro May 3, 1944 Murder Electrocution
Nicholas Rossi June 18, 1945 Murder Electrocution
James McCarthy October 1, 1946 Murder Electrocution
Arthur Tommeselli October 1, 1946 Murder Electrocution
Raymond Lewie October 1, 1946 Murder Electrocution
Robert Bradley July 11, 1955 Murder Electrocution
John Donahue July 18, 1955 Murder Electrocution
Robert Malm July 18, 1955 Murder Electrocution
George Davies October 20, 1959 Murder Electrocution
Frank Wojculewicz October 26, 1959 Murder Electrocution
Joseph Taborsky May 17, 1960 Murder Electrocution

2000s

Name Date Cause Method
Michael Ross May 13, 2005 Murder Lethal Injection

Inmates Currently on Death Row in Connecticut

Name Date of Crime Date of Sentence Cause
Robert Breton Decmber 13, 1987 October 27, 1989 Murder
Sedrick Cobb December 16, 1989 August 13, 1991 Murder
Daniel Webb August 24, 1989 September 12, 1991 Murder
Richard Reynolds December 18, 1992 April 13, 1995 Murder
Todd Rizzo September 1997 June 23, 2005 Murder
Jessie Campbell, III August 26, 2000 August 16, 2007 Murder
Russell Peeler, Jr. January 7, 1999 December 10, 2007 Murder
Lazale Ashby December 2, 2002 March 28, 2008 Murder
Steven Hayes July 23, 2007 December 2, 2010 Murder
Joshua Komisarjevsky July 23, 2007 January 27, 2012 Murder
Richard Roszkowski September 2006 May 22, 2014 Murder

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