Capital Punishment in Wyoming

146 Years Ago Today: Wyoming’s First (Legal) Hanging
April 21st marks an infamous anniversary. 146 years ago today, in 1871, John Boyer was the first man to be legally executed in Wyoming.
Prior to Boyer, several outlaws had met the end of the noose due to vigilante justice, but this was the first legal hanging ever carried out in the fledgling te…
25 Years Ago: Wyoming’s Last Inmate Execution
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Wyoming's last execution.
Jan. 22, 1992, convicted murderer Mark Hopkinson received a lethal injection.
Hopkinson was the only person Wyoming has put to death in the last 50 years and was the only man executed by injection...