Caryl Chessman

Birthday
27, 1921
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 2, 1960 (38)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1921
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 2, 1960 (38)

About

The Red Light Bandit was convicted in a controversial case, and executed while vigorously claiming his innocence.

Before Fame

The transcriber in the court case made changes to his transcriptions and sometimes couldn't understand his own writing - just one of several serious issues with the case.

Trivia

He spent more than a decade on death row, and his case brought the conversation about capital punishment to the forefront.

Family Life

He was born in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Associated With

Alan Alda portrayed him in a television movie about his life - one of many pop culture interpretations of his case.