The Daily News Pesth correspondent, writing on Thursday night, says – A painful and extraordinary incident occurred yesterday at Raab.
A convict, 23 years old, named Takacs, was hanged for the murder of two women.
After the execution he was cut down in the usual manner by the hangman, and the medical man in attendance declared life extinct.
The body, however, when brought under the influence of an electro-galvanic current by way of scientific experiment, showed signs of life.
After a few hours, indeed, Takacs completely recovered, showing violence towards his warders. Nothing has been decided yet as to what is to become of the convict.
The Lancaster Gazette, April 21, 1880.