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  • Mary Ann Cotton (1832 - 1873)
    Mary Ann Robson Cotton, was a serial killer convicted of murdering her mother, 11 of her 13 children, her stepson and 3 of her 4 husbands by arsenic poisoning. She is believed to have murdered up to ...
    Commander J. Johnson (1876 - 1906)
    Commander Johnson was the son of Benjamin and Ada Floyd Johnson. He was hanged for killing Rev. Harmon Grainger over a timber deal gone wrong and some have noted that the Reverend was going to sue Comm...
    Moses Harrelson (1806 - 1857)
    Retrieved from THE HANGING OF MOSES HARRELSON of HORRY COUNTY - 1857 Marion County Newspaper Originally published in "The Carolina Herald and Newsletter', Spring Issue 2005, pgs 22-24, transcribed ...

Death by Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck.

Please add profiles of people who have died by hanging to this project.

1) Hanging has been used as a method of capital punishment since medieval times, and is the official execution method in numerous countries and regions.

2) Hanging is also a common method of suicide in which a person applies a ligature to the neck and brings about unconsciousness and then death by suspension.

notable hangmen

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