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Snake Killer Dies on Gallows

May 2, 1942: Major Raymond Lisenba, better known as Robert S. “Rattlesnake” James, becomes the 214th and last person to be executed by hanging in California. James was hanged because the murder of his wife occurred in 1935, before the … Continue reading

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June 9, 1958

bove, yes, such things really happened. Anybody who thinks the past was a "kinder, simpler time" needs to revisit their history lessons … At left, an interesting figure is back in the news: The late Robert S. "Rattlesnake" James, the … Continue reading

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