When he was paroled he fled
California, eventually landing in Mississippi where he, in two separate
incidents, killed two police officers. In 1955, Gerald Albert Gallego
received the dubious distinction of being the first man executed in
Mississippi’s new gas chamber.
SEX: M RACE: W TYPE: T MOTIVE:
MO: Cop-hating father of
GERALD ARMAND GALLEGO; murdered lawmen out of spite for a previous
beating by police.
DISPOSITION: Executed Mar. 3,
Gerald Albert Gallego
Gerald Albert Gallego Captured by
Gerald Gallego stands at the edge of a
parched cornfield after bloodhounds sniffed him out from behind a tree
to end Mississippi's greatest manhunt.