: 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 27-year-old Albert Bruno is one of them. Bruno was convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of John McLaughlin, a hotel night-clerk, in Toledo. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 180, Albert Bruno of Lucas County, electrocuted February 7th, 1934, for the Murder of John J. McLaughlin.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted in the state of Ohio between 1897 and 1963. Albert Bruno was the 180th prisoner to be executed in this manner. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL08239 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
: Lucas County (Ohio); Toledo (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)