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"Capeman" Salvatore Agron Set to Be Executed Feb. 15

Jan. 11, 1962 - The New York Court of Appeals today set Feb. 15 for the execution of Salvatore Agron, 18 years old, for the playground slaying of two 16-year-old boys in New York in 1959. Agron has one final chance to escape Sing Sing’s electric chair — a clemency hearing by Governor Rockefeller. No date for it has been set. The state’s highest court upheld Agron’s conviction and death sentence last year. The U.S. Supreme Court denied him a hearing last November. Agron, who was 16 at the time of the crimes, was one of 15 teenagers who touched off a West Side playground fight with the expressed intention of getting revenge on another group. The group with which Agron and his companions clashed, however, had no connection with the youths they had been seeking for a fight.

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