Murder on the Isle of Dogs: The Execution of Auguste Neel
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Episode 221: On the morning of December 31, 1888, in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, friends found 61-year-old fisherman François Coupard dead in his fishing shack. Someone had brutally slain Coupard and had mutilated his body horribly after his murder. A quick investigation led to two men, Auguste Neel and Louis Ollivier, trying to flee to Newfoundland on a stolen fishing boat. The pair later admitted their roles in the murder and were tried and convicted. Ollivier was sentenced to 10 years at hard labour, while Neel, against whom the evidence was more solid, received a death sentence, which was carried out on August 24, 1889. This execution was the first and last in North America using a guillotine to do the deed. Sources: » auguste neel 19/02/1930 : Affaire NEEL Auguste et OLLIVIER Louis – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon : Ephémérides affaire néel - Histoire des îles St Pierre et Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon - Wikipedia L’Île-aux-Marins - Wikipedia Canada’s top court says voluntary extreme intoxication a defence in violent crimes | R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18 (CanLII), the dive spell: Saint Pierre Island: site of the only guillotine execution in north america La Veuve de Saint-Pierre History of the Guillotine 8 Things You May Not Know About the Guillotine - HISTORY The Paris Review - The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine Louis XVI - Wikipedia Does the head remain briefly conscious after decapitation (revisited)? - The Straight Dope Exploring The French Instrument Of Death: The Guillotine | Thought Catalog Guillotine by Robert Frederick Opie - Ebook | Scribd Execution by Geoffrey Abbott - Ebook | Scribd The Widow of Saint-Pierre - Wikipedia St. Pierre, a Tiny Pin Point of France and Al Capone’s Prohibition Haunt: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front — Part 10 | HuffPost Life Sept. 10, 1977: Heads Roll for the Last Time in France | WIRED 5 really cool things about Saint-Pierre and Miquelon - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Support the show: See for privacy information.
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