Rich Owens (corrections officer)

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Rich Owens
Born June 19, 1880
Died (aged 67)
Oklahoma
Nationality American
Occupation Executioner
Known for State executioner

Rich Owens (June 19, 1880[1] – February 26, 1948) was Oklahoma's executioner from 1918 to 1947 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.[2] He was responsible for 65 executions, and killed 10 others in his lifetime.[3] Owens was also the boss of a prison work crew.[4] He died of liver cancer on February 26, 1948 after falling ill in September 1947.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.geni.com/people/Rich-Owens/6000000026767789377
  2. ^ a b Eric (2006-08-22). "lmharnisch: The Rich Owens Saga". lmharnisch.blogspot.com. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Drugs Newest Execution Method". The Press-Courier. 3 December 1979. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Gene Curtis (10 July 2007). "Only in Oklahoma: Executing criminals just another job". Retrieved 16 February 2012.