An Iowa drug kingpin was executed in Indiana on Friday, marking the third person to be killed on the death penalty in the United States this week.
In his own mind, Marvel Thompson was the self-styled Robin Hood of Englewood, feeding the poor and encouraging kids on the South Side to stay in school. To federal authorities, though, he was the king of a violent gang involved in selling drugs and mortgage fraud.
n Chinatown, no one hears the screams when the gangster comes to collect.
“They reference me as ‘Bac Guai.’ Bac Guai means ‘white ghost,'” said John Willis.