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 Toni Jo Henry

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Toni Jo Henry

Original Name Annie Beatrice McQuiston
Birth
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 28 Nov 1942 (aged 26)
Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 12689552 View Source
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Crime Figure. She was the only woman ever to be executed in Louisiana's electric chair. Married to Claude 'Cowboy' Henry, she decided to break her husband out of jail where he was serving a fifty-year sentence in the Texas State Penitentiary for murder. Together with Harold Burks, she took a ride with Joseph P. Calloway, whom they then robbed and murdered. Toni Jo Henry was convicted and sentenced to death. After three trials, she was executed by electrocution on November 28, 1942. Her case generated several popular books and films including A Savage Wisdom and Stone Justice.

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