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Charles Justice portrait
Description: Charles Justice was electrocuted October 27, 1911 for the murder of John Shoup, a farmer at Greene County, Ohio. On September 16, 1910, John and William Shoup of Xenia went outside to investigate a commotion among their chickens on their farm. They encountered a man whose description resembled Justice trying to steal their livestock. The thief fired three shots, one which killed John Shoup. According to testimony at the trial, Justice calmly picked up the bag of chickens and walked away. He was convicted of first degree murder on November 3, 1910 in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08089
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Capital punishment--Ohio; Death row; Portrait photography
Places: Greene County (Ohio)