“Denied His Guilt to the Last” Execution Reported in Brooklyn

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Place of publication: Brooklyn, NY
Date of publication: Jan 26, 1889 12:00 am
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DENIED HIS GUILT TO THE LAST. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 26.–At Eutaw, Green County, Ala., yesterday, Jim Seams, a colored man, was hanged for the murder of deputy sheriff Putney a year ago. Seams protested to the last that he shot the deputy in self-defense. His neck was broken by the fall.