Wallace Wilkerson Research Paper

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Wilkerson was not executed until May 1879, in spite shooting being upheld by the court as a method of execution. Some public dissent against the mode was noticed, as evidenced by one of the daily newspapers: “The execution of Wallace Wilkerson at Provo yesterday affords another illustration of the brutal exhibitions of inquisitorial torture that have of late disgraced . . . the country and which have in some States so shocked the natural sensibilities of the people that extreme punishment has been abrogated from pure disgust excited by the sickening spectacles of rotten ropes, ignorantly or carelessly adjusted nooses or inexperienced marksmen. These disgusting scenes are
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