John Jurko (Hung for Murder)

Burial Date: July 9, 1926
Location: Section G-309-1

From Twin Falls, he was buried at Morris Hill after being hung for murder in July of 1926. His attorneys tried unsuccessfully to have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment using the defense of "he was mentally unstable due to being kicked in the head by a mule when he was younger". In a dispute over his wife's honor, Jurko shot and killed his mine claim partner, E. B. W. Vandermark, in his pool hall.

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