: The east annex of the Ohio Penitentiary, where death row and the execution chamber were located, displayed photographs of hundreds of prisoners who were condemned to death throughout the state’s history. This portrait of Tony Rotunno is one of them. Rotunno was convicted of the murder of Town Marshal Scott M. Vasbinder during an attempted robbery in Newton Falls, OH. The caption at the bottom of his photograph reads: “No. 173, Tony Rotunno of Trumbull County, electrocuted April 28th, 1933, for the Murder of Officer Scott Vasbinder.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted in the state of Ohio between 1897 and 1963. Rotunno was the 173rd prisoner to be executed in this manner. He was 31 years old when he died. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL08232 Subjects
: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Capital punishment--Ohio--History; Electrocution; Death row; Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio) Places
: Trumbull County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Newton Falls (Ohio)