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Source: Irish-American
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Assassin Condemned”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 53
Issue number: 39
Pagination: 4

“The Assassin Condemned.” Irish-American 28 Sept. 1901 v53n39: p. 4.
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Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.


The Assassin Condemned

     Leon F. Czolgosz, the Anarchist assassin of President McKinley, has been promptly convicted of murder in the first degree, and condemned to die by electric shock,—the legal death penalty in New York State. The trial, though brief, was dignified, observed all of the orderly forms of law demanded by justice, and the prisoner had the benefit of counsel, who left none of his interests unguarded. Fortunately his guilt was clear, and admitted by himself. There was no wrangling over the cause of death, the medical treatment, or the defendant’s sanity; and on the eighteenth day after he committed the heinous crime, Czolgosz was brought in guilty. Now let the execution of his sentence follow as speedily, as a lesson not only to law-breakers, but to persons of perverted sentiment, who seek to make heroes out of murderers.



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