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Willard Walters photograph
Description: This photograph shows 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 Willard Walters, a 25 year-old porter from Columbus, is one of them. Walters was convicted for the murder of Patrolman Edward Murphy during an apartment building burglary. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 192, Willard Walters of Franklin County, Electrocuted September 27th, 1935, for the Murder of Officer Edward Murphy at Columbus, Ohio.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted at the Ohio Penitentiary between 1897 and 1963. Walters was the 192nd prisoner to be executed in this manner. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08246
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: Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)