"Clement Arthur Day, who murdered Josie Rosa on the morning of June 9th, 1887, was hanged at Utica, Feb’y 9th 1888. Day killed the woman, who was living with him, by stabbing her twelve or fifteen times, because she was going to leave him and go home to her sick mother. He felt no concern on account of his crime on the morning of his execution, ate a hearty meal, then sang several songs, danced a jig, &c. He twanged a guitar, laughed and joked, and altogether entertained his keepers, and at the gallows even assisted in putting the noose around his neck."
Defenders and offenders. New York: D. Buchner & Co., 1888.