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On this day
Today CBC’s “On This Day” feature highlights December 11, 1962, which was when Canada’s last executions were held. Both Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas (convicted on unrelated murder charges) were hanged in the Don Jail. A lot of people think two members of the Boyd Gang were this country’s last executions, but that’s off by a decade.
I read a book about Turpin and Lucas just recently (The Last to Die). Apparently Lucas was decapitated at the drop.