Friday, December 6, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 6

December 6, 1963 – T. Eugene Thompson was found guilty of the first degree murder of his wife Carol, and sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor on this date. The jury deliberated for some 13 hours before announcing their verdict. Thompson was accused of master-minding a murder-for-hire scheme to kill his wife, the mother of his four children.

Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Thompson Found Guilty, Given Life Prison Term”; December 7, 1963; p.1.

 T. Eugene Thompson

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