ET: William Showers

Another Executed Today entry by me: William Showers, who murdered his two grandsons in 1887 because he couldn’t afford to take care of them or find anyone else who would.


5 thoughts on “ET: William Showers

  1. NH November 14, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    Nearly unbelievable story except that it seems that he did it.

  2. Kat November 14, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    More common than we think. Even today. I find it more sad than anything.

    • Meaghan November 15, 2013 / 1:20 pm

      Of course he committed a horrific crime, and I have no sympathy for that, but I do have some sympathy for the situation he was in, unable to take care of his grandchildren. You can’t say he didn’t try to find a way out; he approached loads of people and institutions. This is what happens when there’s no safety net.

    • Kat November 15, 2013 / 1:10 pm

      Saw that this morning…..insane, wonder what happened…..

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