Joe Arridy: The Mentally Disabled Man Who Went Smiling In The Gas Chamber For The Murder He Didn’t Commit

23-year-old Joe Arridy didn’t understand the concept of death and requested ice cream as his last meal, he was described by the warden as “the happiest man who ever lived on death row.” Joe Arridy was born on April 29, 1915, to Henry and Mary Arridy, in Pueblo, Colorado. As a boy, he started speaking … Continue reading Joe Arridy: The Mentally Disabled Man Who Went Smiling In The Gas Chamber For The Murder He Didn’t Commit