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  • Nineteen Skunks

    Nickname used by Lizzie Halliday, first woman to sentenced to the electric chair ( 1894)....but had her sentenced commuted to life in a mental institution ** by the Governor. She wound up murdering a prison nurse by stabbing her 200 times with scissors.

    New York Sun
    June 23, 1894
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    ** She, Henry ( Jack The Slasher) Dowd, and Ameer Ben Ali escaped death by fire when the institution they were all inmates of had a significant fire in the mid 1890's.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Halliday
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