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In Chicago, convicted murderers Patrick Fleming and William Corbett die on the gallows

Execution of two murderers, Chicago, Illinois, December 15, 1865, artist's impression
12/15/1865
Patrick Fleming and William Corbett had been convicted of the murder-for-hire of Patrick Maloney of Cicero, Illinois. They were hanged together in Chicago in the County Jail in a private execution at three in the afternoon.  Both men confessed their crime to their priest before the sentence was carried out.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The North-West: Two Murderers Hung," New York Times, December 26, 1866. 
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