Byron E. King

Byron E. King

Age: 27

Crime: Convicted of killing George Speer, a St. Louis taxi driver, after robbing him of $3.25 on January 17th, 1936. Speer identified King on his death bed.

Execution Date: November 4th, 1938

Noted Details: Before his execution at 1:28 a.m., King smoked cigarettes and chatted with prison staff. He was dead seven minutes later.

Last Meal: None.