January 28, 2007
In 1914, the body of a teenage girl who had been shot in the head was found in a Logan County well. A brief manhunt resulted in the arrest of a boyfriend, Arthur Tillman. Tillman was charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang. A gallows, shown in this photo, was built outside the Logan County Jail in Paris for the July 14, 1914, execution. The military personnel also seen in the photo may be a result of rumors that the convicted murderer, who professed his innocence, would be rescued by his family. Tillman was the last man to be executed by hanging in the state.