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.

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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.

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