…he will be taken from the jail at three o’clock in the afternoon
he will be hanged by the neck until dead
and it is further considered by the court
that after the execution is done
your body will be delivered to Doctor J.W. Canfield, a surgeon
and may God have Mercy on your soul
That was the price
paid for the murders of Judge Samuel Sayres and his family
However, legend says that after Le Blanc was pronounced dead he wasn’t even close to completing his sentence:::
After the execution, Dr. Canfield of Morristown took the body, and with the help of the esteemed Dr. Joseph Henry of Princeton University, passed electrical current through it to see if it could be resurrected. Although they were able to make the limbs contract, the eyes roll, and the mouth grin, the corpse stayed lifeless.
So who was the monster and who was the beast and why did a Judge find it necessary to kill a man twice?
Just a little thought for you to turn over in your head on Halloween.