Monday, April 07, 2003


Last Friday, two counts of premeditated murder were charged against Sgt. Hasan Akbar, the fraticider who rolled a few grenedes into his superior's tent. So, until we can provide Sgt. Akbar's last meal, let's look at a few military fun facts, including the last time an enlisted man "kissed the rope."

Total Death Row Inmates: 7

Number of Executions: 135 people have been executed by the Army since 1916 (Source: National Law Journal, 4/5/99)

Date of last military execution: On April 13, 1961, U.S. Army Private John A. Bennett was hanged after being convicted of rape and attempted murder.

Death Row Location: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas