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Ralph Atterholt portrait
Description: 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 Ralph Atterholt is one of them. Atterholt 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. 174, Ralph Atterholt 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 174th prisoner to be executed in this manner. He was 30 years old when he died. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08233
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)