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Isaac L. WOOD





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Poisoner - Parricide - For inheritance
Number of victims: 2 +
Date of murders: May 16/June 10, 1855
Date of birth: ???
Victims profile: David J. Wood (his brother) / Rhonda Wood (his sister-in-law)
Method of murder: Poisoning (arsenic)
Location: New York/New Jersey, USA
Status: Executed by hanging in New York on July 9, 1858

Livingston Republican, July 1858


Execution of Isaac L. Wood


Friday, July 9, 1858

The New York Times

At 3 o clock this afternoon, Isaac L. Wood, convicted of the murder of his sister-in-law, Rhonda Wood, by poisoning, at Dansville, this county, was executed. The execution took place in the inclosure attached to the jail.

A guard, composed of a company from Dansville andl one from this village was present, and about five hundred spectators were about the premises. The execution was witnessed by about sixty persons.

The prisoner was brought in, attended by the deputy sheriff and a c!er. He addressed those present, protesting his innocence, and charging his conviction to prejudice 4nd persecution. He said he died in the hope of a -blessed immortality. At the conclusion of his remarks he appeared to be in considerable agony. The was then read, the drop fell, and Isaac L. Wood was "launched into eternity."

His remains will be taken to Avon until his friends take charge of them. He continued his protestations of innocence up to the latest moment of his existence.



MO: Poisoned wife, child, and other relativas for inheritance.

DISPOSITION: Hanged, July 1858.



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