Crime: Perkins was convicted in Jackson County, Missouri of the brutal rape of 13 year old Gladys Jeffries as she was going home from a movie on June 2nd, 1945.
Execution Date: January 24th, 1947
Noted Details: Perkins’ trial made legal history when the Missouri Supreme Court upheld for the first time the use of a recorded verbal confession in circuit court. Perkins served two previous sentences for assault with intent to kill. He also served time in Kansas, Michigan and Illinois.
Last Meal: Fried chicken, cream gravy, french fries, peas, hot biscuits, jelly, peach pie, milk and coffee.