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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday Thriller: Woman Dies in the Electric Chair Over a Hog?

Although not the first to hear the words, "Death by Electrocution,", Sue LOGUE was the first woman to actually be electrocuted January 15, 1943, in South Carolina.

In short, one alleged argument over a hog led to the first shooting of Wallace LOGUE.  The shooter, Davis TIMMERMAN, pled self defense and the court agreed.  The next murder was that of TIMMERMAN by relatives of LOGUE who had hired Clarence BAGWELL to do the dirty deed.

Jan 1, 1951

Just reading the article and seeing the eight deaths mentioned over something so trivial as an alleged disagreement over a hog just makes me shake my head in wonder.

Ahh, genealogy.  With neighbors who kill over a hog, the question must be asked.  What was so special about that hog?


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