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"Capeman" Killer Agron Gets Stay of Execution

July 19, 1961 - A 90-day stay of the electrocution of Salvador Agron, which had been scheduled for the week of Aug. 7, was granted today by Judge Adrian P. Burke of the New York State Court of Appeals. The 17-year-old youth - nicknamed "Dracula" and "Capeman" because of a cape he wore - had been convicted of two teenagers in a West Side playground Aug. 30, 1959. Agron, born in Puerto Rico, mistook both teenagers for members of a gang called the Norsemen who were supposed to show up for a gang fight.


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