Quotes by Caryl Chessman

About Caryl Chessman:

Caryl Whittier Chessman was a convicted robber, kidnapper and rapist who was sentenced to death for a series of crimes committed in January 1948 in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The last non-military prisoner to be executed in the United States for a crime other than murder, Chessman was convicted under a loosely-interpreted "Little Lindbergh law"—later repealed, but not retroactively—that defined kidnapping as a capital offense under certain circumstances. His case attracted worldwide attention, and helped propel the movement to abolish capital punishment in California.

Author Bio

  • NameCaryl Chessman
  • DescriptionConvicted robber, kidnapper and rapist, writer
  • BornMay 27, 1921
  • DiedMay 2, 1960
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionWriter