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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, 1936 – April 13, 1961) was a U.S.Army soldier who remains the last person to be executed after a court-martial by the United States Armed Forces.

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

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

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