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Last Public Hanging

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Nov 03, 1897

John F. Morgan attacked and killed Chloe Green and two of her three children with a hatchet, the third was attacked and survived

Nov 04, 1897

John F. Morgan was indicted for murder in Ripley

Nov 05, 1897

John F. Morgan was tried and convicted of murder

Nov 06, 1897

John F. Morgan was sentenced to be hanged on December 16

Dec 16, 1897

John F. Morgan was executed in the last public hanging in West Virginia

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