|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1913|
Hanged for suspected murdering of three prison inmates and suspected more killings.
In company With two other convicts, J. W. Fin ley and Francisco Quljada, Oppenheimer made an attempt to break out of the state prison at Folsom at midnight January, 6, 1910, by sawing the bars of their cell. They would have succeeded had not Night Captain Qulgmire detected them sneaking along a corridor. He called several of the guards and subdued them. Though feared by prison guards and the other convicts, Oppenheimer has many friends on the outside. He continually receives presents from friends la San Rafael and this city. The prison authorities always searched his parcels thoroughly and are confident that he never received any arms or tool* by tliis means.
THREATS MADE HIM FEARED It has been the open boast of Oppenhelger that h" would "get one or more .men before he stepped on to the gallows." This has sent fear into guards and other convicts at Folsom because the "Tiger"' had always been known to make good his word. On account of this threat the officials of the prison have kept a double watch upon him of two guards armed with loaded rifles. According to the prison officials, Urn "Tiger" has been defiant in the face of all punishment. He has been triced up with his hands locked together behind his back so that the tips of his toes just touched the floor and the weight of his body threatened eevry moment to dislocate his shoulder joints, but his nerve never faltered. Even the terrible "chloride of gold'cure" failed utterly to subdue him. At one time it was alleged that Oppenhelger was being cruelly treated by the guards, but upon investigation Charles Montgomery, president of the California prison committee, found that he was only being deprived'of tobacco, reading matter and writing material
Per newspaper articles, Jacob Oppenheimer was executed on July 12, 1913
Folsom Prison Cemetery
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Jan 24, 2011
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