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Eddie Ives's Gruesome Botched Hanging

By Michael Roberts in Prison Life
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 5:06 am

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Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Ives delayed his execution by feigning insanity. But he still thought he'd escape the hangman because, at eighty pounds, he was too light for it to work. But his jailers tried it anyhow, with shocking results. Westword has the story.

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