The Last Guillotine Execution was in 1977!

GuillotineIn 1977, the last execution by guillotine took place in Marseilles Baumettes Prison, France, when the murderer Hamida Djandoubi was beheaded.

In 1973, a 21-year-old  Elisabeth Bousquet, whom Djandoubi had met in the hospital while recovering from his amputation, filed a complaint against him, stating that he had tried to force her into prostitution.

He had been convicted of the torture and murder of 21-year-old Elisabeth Bousquet, his former girlfriend, in Marseille. Continue reading “The Last Guillotine Execution was in 1977!”