Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Albert Fish

From the Frying Pan into the Fire

The trial lasted ten days and the jury took less than an hour to reach its verdict. 

"We find the defendant guilty as charged," the foreman said.

Fish was not happy with the verdict, but the prospect of being electrocuted had its appeal to him. A Daily News reporter wrote, "his watery eyes gleamed at the thought of being burned by a heat more intense than the flames with which he often seared his flesh to gratify his lust."

Fish thanked the judge for his sentence of death by electrocution.  On January 16, 1936, Albert Fish was executed.


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