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Aliases: Jefferson Baldwin, Jeffrey Rhodes, John King, John O'Leary.
"In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and last but not least I have committed sodomy on more than 100 male human beings. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry."
"I sat down to think things over a bit. While I was sitting there, a little kid about eleven or twelve years old came bumming around. He was looking for something. He found it too. I took him out to a gravel pit about one quarter mile away. I left him there, but first committed sodomy on him and then killed him. His brains were coming out of his ears when I left him, and he will never be any deader."
Wrote a 20,000 word book/confession.
|28 Jun 1891
||Carl Panzram born, Minnesota.
||Sent to reform school at Minnesota State Training School, Red Wing, Minnesota.
||With an Indian companion, attacks a man and robs him of $35. Later he says, "I figured that as I had such a good chance of that, I would commit a little sodomy on him... he is still there, unless the buzzards and coyotes have finished the last of him long ago."
||When asked in Washington, DC City Jail, why kill a child: "I hate all the fucking human race. I get a kick out of murdering people."
|9 Aug 1923
||Sodomizes and kills a young boy, who was begging. Of all his murders, this is Panzram's favorite. The boy's body is discovered two days later, and is never identified.
|6 Oct 1928
||Confesses to the murder of 9 August 1923: "If there is anything more that you want to know about this case that I can tell you, I will... I have killed a number of people in different places and some of the facts escape my memory."
|26 Aug 1923
||Arrested as "John O'Leary" for breaking and entering the Larchmont Train Station.
||Discharged from Dannemora Prison.
|26 Jul 1928
||Strangles Alexander Uszacke in Philadelphia.
|2 Sep 1928
|12 Nov 1928
||Trial begins. Sentenced to 25 years.
|1 Feb 1929
||Arrives at Leavenworth.
|26 Mar 1929
||Written request: "I want that job because I am doing a long time and I am an old crank and I want to be by myself. I am a cripple and the job I have now I don't like, standing on my broken ankles bothers me. I am very truly, Carl Panzram #31614."
|20 Jun 1929
||While in Leavenworth, Panzram kills Robert Warnke (who is not a prisoner, and is Panzram's supervisor), beating him to death with a large iron bar. After guards arrive, he returns calmly to his cell.
|14 Apr 1930
||Trial begins for Warnke's murder.
|5 Sep 1930
||Hanged at 6:30 am. Last words: "Hurry up you Hoosier bastard. I could hang a dozen men while you're fooling around."
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