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.