Were 44 deaths a tragic accident or something more sinister?


The verdict

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Jack quickly backtracked. First, he claimed insanity. That was dismissed, and he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.

Jack claimed he was innocent.

‘I only confessed because I wanted to cover up for Gloria,’ he claimed.

The case came to appeal, saying the police forced him to confess. But the court wasn’t having any of it.

So on 11 January 1957, Jack Graham went to the gas chamber.


By Rachel Tompkins

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. The verdict
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