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Wilson Henry BOYD





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Disagreement - Alcohol
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: February 24, 1940
Date of birth: 1896
Victims profile: Floyd and Georgianna Robinson
Method of murder: Shooting
LocationElko, Nevada, USA
Status: Executed by asphyxiation-gas in Nevada on May 28, 1940

Wilson Henry Boyd was executed at the Nevada State Prison on May 28, 1940 for the crime of murder. He was convicted of murdering Floyd and Georgianna Robinson, after a disagreement between Boyd and Floyd Robinson.

The crime took place in Elko in eastern Nevada on February 24, 1940. He was convicted on March 14, 1940 and executed two months later. Boyd was a native of Tennessee and 44 years of age.

He claimed he had been drinking for a couple of days, and also claimed it was committed in self-defense. He shot Georgianna Robinson, he said, because she had grabbed a butcher knife after he had shot her husband.



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