Conversations with the Capeman: The Untold Story of Salvador Agron

Conversations with the Capeman: The Untold Story of Salvador Agron


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In the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, 1959, a playground confrontation leaves two white youths bludgeoned to death by a gang of Puerto Rican kids. Sixteen-year-old Salvador Agron, who wore a red-lined satin cape, was charged with the murders, though no traces of blood were found on his dagger. At seventeen, Agron was the youngest person ever to be sentenced to death in the electric chair. After nearly two years in the Death House at Sing Sing Prison, a group of prominent citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt and the governor of Puerto Rico, convinced Governor Rockefeller to commute Agron's sentence to one of life imprisonment.

About Author

Richard Jacoby, who grew up in the Bronx and Brooklyn, now lives in Santa Monica, California, where he has worked for over twenty years as a special education teacher for profoundly disabled children.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780299197445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780299197445
  • ISBN10: 0299197441

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