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John A. Bennett

American soldier and rapist

Died when: 26 years 3 days (312 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

John A. Bennett

John Arthur Bennett (April 10, 1935 – April 13, 1961) was an United States Army soldier who remains the last person to be executed after a court-martial by the United States Armed Forces.

The 19-year-old African-American private was convicted of the rape and attempted murder of an 11-year-old girl in Austria.Despite last minute appeals for clemency and pleads to President John F.

Kennedy by the victim and her family to spare his life, he was hanged at Fort Leavenworth in 1961.


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