Curses and obscenities abounded when Josef Jaros, a Czech citizen, was taken to the death cell. Anyone who came anywhere near him was met with a string of abuse. As he was lifted up to the gallows on Saturday, July 19th, 1902, in the courtyard of Hradec Kralove Prison, Bohemia, he became so abusive about the Emperor Franz Ferdinand that drums were played to drown out his shouts.

The crowd who came to watch him hang were relieved when it was all over. Jaros had raped and killed a 15-year-old girl, Marie Lusbach, then cut her body into pieces and burned them.