Capital Punishment in Michigan
 

Anthony Chebatoris (1898 July 8, 1938), was the only person executed for a capital crime in Michigan since it became a state in 1837. He was tried and executed by the federal authorities. Michigan abolished the death penalty over 90 years before his execution.

Chebatoris's first conviction for a crime was in 1918 for armed robbery in Detroit, and in 1927 he was arrested for violating the Dyer Act in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1928, he went to prison at Marquette for armed robbery.

Michigan Executions

NAME AGE RACE SEX OCC CRIME METHOD DATE COUNTY
Folle-Avoine   Nat. Amer. M -- Murder Shot 29 Nov 1683 Antrim
----   Nat. Amer. M --- Murder Shot 29 Nov 1683 Antrim
Pichon, Bartellemy   Wh M Soldier Treason Bludgeoned 7 Nov 1707 Mackinac
(Clapham)   Nat. Amer F Slave Murder Hanging Apr 1763 Mackinac
Hecker, Joseph   Wh M Furrier Murder Hanging Dec 1775 Wayne
Coutincinau, John   Wh M --- Robbery Hanging 26 Mar 1777 Wayne
Wyley, Ann   Blk F -- Robbery Hanging 26 Mar 1777 Wayne
Buhnah   Nat. Amer M --- Murder Other 1819 Wayne
Ketauka   Nat. Amer. M --- Murder Hanging 27 Dec 1821 Wayne
Kewaubis   Nat. Amer. M --- Murder Hanging 27 Dec 1821 Ottawa
Simmons, Stephen   Wh M Tavern Owner Murder Hanging 24 Sep 1830 Wayne
Wau-Bau-Ne-Me-Kee   Nat. Amer. M --- Murder Hanging Jul, 1836 Wayne
Chebatoris, Anthony 38 Wh M --- Murder Hanging 8 Jul 1938 Wayne

Created: 12 Sep 2009
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