On this day, April 11, in 1947, matronly Southern belle Louise Peete was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin for her second murder conviction. She was 66.
Peete came from a wealthy Louisiana family, but everywhere she went friends ended up dead.
In Texas, Peete was acquitted of murder after she explained she had killed an oil baron in self-defense.
In 1920, in Los Angeles,...