Annals of Crime #55

Original Caption:

On Way to Death House

New York -- Tight-lipped and unshaven, mass murderer John Francis Roche is accompanied by a Dept. of Corrections officer as he left the Tombs today en route to await execution. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair for the rape-murder of Dorothy Westwater, 14 year old schoolgirl. Roche has also confessed to four other homicides. (1954)

1 comment:

sheila121 said...

Do you have any specifics on the Dorothy Westwater murder, I was a young girl in Astoria when this happen and have always wondered about it. I remember praying for her in school as we all did.