Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Blunt object; Shovel
Offender: Sentenced to life
Keeper Harvey Casler was struck in the head with a shovel and killed by a prisoner.
Keeper Casler was supervising a work detail that was assigned to shovel snow from the walkway in front of Auburn State Prison. One of the inmates he was supervising struck Keeper Casler over the head with a shovel, killing him.
In November of 1877 the suspect was convicted of Keeper Casler's murder and sentenced to life in prison.