Life is very important to all of us. The importance of life can be asked by the people who saw death in front of them in their lives. The time of death can’t be written by the people. The following list is of the people who confront with the death face to face but their luck turn the page of death to life.
10. ELIZABETH PROCTOR (CIRCA 1652)
In 1652 Elizabeth and her husband John were suspect of Witchcraft in the Salem witch trials. Then the court met in Salem to discuss and set the fate of their and other prisoners. Both of them were guilty and they were sentenced to death. No testimonies and no petitions from friends needed. Elizabeth was pregnant at that time so she granted time till delivery. John tried to postpone her execution but failed. On August 1692 her husband was executed. Here is the change of the story when government intervened and ordered to release 153 people who were wrongly convicted Elizabeth was one of them.
9. JOHN HENRY GEORGE LEE (1864-CIRCA)
He was convicted to murdering his employer, Miss Emma sentenced her to death smashing by an axe and cutting her throat with a knife and then setting fire to her house. His hanging was set on the February 23 1885 at the Exeter prison. When Lee was standing on the gallows waiting to die the door released malfunctioned. That was not for one time three times attempt was failed. Home secretary reduced his imprisonment to life imprisonment.
8. WILLIAM DUELL (1724)
In 1740 16 year old William was convicted of raping and murdering a girl in the village of Tyburn, London. He was sentenced to death. At that time criminal bodies were regularly send to medical training college’s to be anatomized. When his body was laid on the bed one of the servants noticed he was breathing a surgeon took blood from his body and in the evening he was able to sit on his chair. Then authorities decided to reprieve him.
7. ZOLEYKHAH KADKHODA BORN (1977)
She was 20 years old women and sentenced to death by stones in the case of adultery. She was buried up to her waist when stoning begins there strong disapproval from villagers. When stoning stopped they thought she was dead. They thought take her to mortuary. When they arrived there they noticed she was breathing then they rush to hospital and saved her life.
6. WENSESLAO MOGUEL (CIRCA 1880)
On March 18, 1915 was captured while fighting in the Mexican revolution. He was sentenced to firing squad. He was shot 9 times including a bullet near his head but he escaped.
5. JOHN SMITH (CIRCA 1690)
He was accused for housebreaking and sentenced to death. When he was being hanged his friends and family hold his legs to shorten his pain and after some time they started shouting for reprieve. Authorities can’t handle people and give him reprieve. He was taken to near neighborhood and his life was saved.
4. ANNE GREEN (CIRCA 1628-1665)
22 year old lady from England she was seduced by grandson of her employer. She became pregnant and gave birth to immature baby boy who died after his birth. She can’t hide her body and accused for murdering his son. She was sentenced to death by hanging rope around her neck. People holding her legs when she was hanging as that was requested by her. When her death pronounced her body was send to medical students. Then they realize she was breathing after treatment they saved her life.
3. JOSEPH SAMUEL (CIRCA 1780)
He and his gang were accused for robbery and murdering of policemen. When the news of his hanging spread people gathered to saw his hanging. When cart was drove instead of hanging in the air he was fell down on the ground and the rope snapped, 2nd time rope slipped and the third time again snapped. So people considered God hands in it. He was sent to life imprisonment.
2. MAGGIE DICKSON (CIRCA 1700)
She was also convicted for infanticide of her own child and she had affair with Innkeepers son. Prematurely bay died in few days she left the baby body on the river band. Authorities locate her and sentenced to death. When she was placed in the coffin and taken to the graveyard she opened her eyes. This was also considered as the GOD hands so she gets freed.
1. WILLIE FRANCIS (1929-1947)
He murdered a drugstore owner. He was sentenced to death by electric chair. When current was given the witness report that they heard that the boy screamed take it off, let me breathe. Another said he said am not dying. He was survived because the electric chair was not properly set up as the guard was drunk and so he was allowed to live for another 1 year then again he was executed properly