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 Bartholomew “Bat” Shea

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Bartholomew “Bat” Shea

Birth
Death 11 Feb 1896 (aged 25)
Dannemora, Clinton County, New York, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7066564 View Source

Irish street tough from Troy, NY.
Put to death in New Yorks electric chair "Sparky" for the alleged murder of Robert Ross (1894) during an election day confrontation.
A pawn in the corrupt politics of the City, he was railroaded through a show trial despite the evidence against him being weak and circumstantial and another man actually confessing to the crime.

It all makes for a great, little known story. I highly recommend the book "The Trial of Bat Shea" by Jack Casey.

See also: Robert Ross


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