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

Kennedy, he was hanged at Fort Leavenworth in 1961.


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