TIL John C Woods, the executioner for the Nuremberg trials intentionally botched several of the executions to make them suffer. Also lied about being a hangman in Texas and Oklahoma to get the job.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Woods

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  1. Wikipedia isn’t a great source, especially when the article is conspicuously light on references, but even so, it doesn’t say anything about him intentionally botching the executions.

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