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Albert Everette SALA





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery - Hitchhiking
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: September 6, 1945
Date of birth: 1909
Victim profile: Albert McCollum
Method of murder: Hitting with a monkey wrench and a hammer
Location: Elko County, Nevada, USA
Status: Executed by asphyxiation-gas in Nevada on August 23, 1946

Albert Everette Sala was executed in the Nevada State Prison on August 23, 1946 for the crime of murder.

Sala was convicted of killing Albert McCollum in Elko County in eastern Nevada on September 6, 1945.

Sala was a native of Oakland, California and at the time of his execution was 38 years old.

Sala had an extensive criminal record going back to when he was thirteen. He was serving a sentence for rape in San Quentin in California when he escaped from a harvesting gang on September 6, 1945.

Later that day he was hitch hiking and was picked up by McCollum, they traveled together across Nevada, and in the eastern portion of the state Sala decided to rob McCollum, Sala could not find all the money he thought McCollum had so he kept beating the victim with a monkey wrench and a hammer.

McCollum later died of his injuries.



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