Saturday, April 13, 2013

ROBERT DANIELS

 
Since the release of THE MANSFIELD KILLINGS this past December, I have had many people contact me wanting more information about the two killers, Robert Daniels and John West. Daniels is buried in a cemetery in Columbus. When he was executed, he was the most hated man in America and the family didn't want to put his name on the stone for fear of what might happen. This is a page from Life magazine. It is an interview with Daniels shortly after he was captured. The man interviewing him is Sheriff Roy Shaffer who was the man who actually captured him. Notice the one picture where Daniels is winking at the camera. He had just told Shaffer that he killed 3 out of the 6 people they killed in a 2 week period. He smiled, winked and said, "I got my share." John West is buried in Parkersburg, W.Va.