Another ET post: Harvey DeBerry

Child rapist, or attempted rapist, or whatever. Harvey DeBerry was hanged in Tennessee on this day in 1897. He was convicted of “assault and battery upon a female under ten years of age, with intnet to unlawfully and carnally know her.” His victim was his employers’ seven-year-old daughter, Elenora Eigiman. DeBerry was the first person in the county to be convicted of that particular crime, which had the same punishment as rape.

One thought on “Another ET post: Harvey DeBerry

  1. Kat August 20, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    lovely man. Too bad we can’t just do that today and be done with some of these nuts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s