Leo Lyles

Leo Lyles

Age: 22

Crime: Was convicted for the 1941 slaying of St. Louis county farmer Martin Twillman. Twillman was shot when Lyles & William E. Tolbert attempted to steal the farmer’s truck.

Execution Date: March 25th, 1945

Noted Details: The Lyles execution was the first in Missouri where a female was allowed to be a witness. William Tolbert was executed for the same crime on November 16th, 1945.

Last Meal: None mentioned.