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Killers die in gas chamber, December 3, 1938

December 3, 2008 |  4:00 am


"There's nothing to it." -- Robert Lee Cannon

"So long." -- Albert Kessel

"That was the most terrible thing I've ever seen. I've witnessed 52 hangings. I could find nothing humane about it and I never want to watch anything like that again."

--Father George O'Meara, prison chaplain

"Hanging is a damned sight quicker and better."

--San Quentin guard

"These men went easy." 

--Dan Cox, Sacramento County sheriff
A 59-year-old man gets a day in jail
for carrying a blackjack on his honeymoon with his 14-year-old wife.
USC meets Notre Dame in the Coliseum.