Edith Thompson was a married lady aged 29 when her love for another man got her into trouble. She fell in love with Frederick Bywaters, a 22 year old steward on a cruise liner. 2nd October 1922 she was on her way home along the Belgrave Rd, Ilford, Essex, after a trip to the theatre […]
Category: The Crime Of Murder
On the evening of March 24th, 1906 an unmarked trunk left at a train depot in Stockton, CA began to draw suspicion when a foul smell was traced to it. Police were summoned and the trunk was pried open to reveal the lifeless body of Albert N. McVicar.
Army deserter Donald George Thomas is a lucky man. Police killers are always caught; police killers never escape the gallows. Police and the courts see to that. But Thomas, who killed Constable Nat Edgar early this year, 1948 timed his conviction to coincide with the temporary suspension of capital punishment this spring, while Parliament debated its abolition. Thomas has […]
In February 1921, eight-year-old Freda Burnell was abducted from her home at Abertillery, Wales, found raped and strangled next morning, in the outhouse behind a local shop. Suspicion focused on 15-year-old Harold Jones, an employee at the shop, and he was finally charged with the murder, acquitted by jurors on June 23 after a long […]
Fanny and her friend, Minnie Warner, both eight years old, set off up the lane with Fanny’s seven-year-old sister Lizzie and they were approached by a man dressed in black frock coat, light waistcoat and trousers. Despite his respectable appearance he had obviously been drinking, and the proposition he put to the children remains chillingly […]
1942: Wigwam murder of Joan Wolfe on Hankley Common: August Sangret (28 August 1913 – 29 April 1943) was a French-Canadian soldier of native Indian birth who murdered Joan Wolfe in Surrey, England. Two marines on exercise 7 October 1942 William Moore and Geoffrey Cook found a woman’s arm protruding from the sandy soil. Sergeant […]
William Kemmler (May 9, 1860 – August 6, 1890) of Buffalo, New York was the first person to be executed via electric chair. He had murdered Tillie Ziegler, his common-law wife, with a hatchet on March 29, 1889, and was sentenced to be executed on August 6, 1890, at 7:00 a.m. at New York’s Auburn […]
23 year old Fredrik Fasting Torgersen had a criminal record and he was the main suspect in the Rigmor case, based on the evidence at the time linking him to the scene he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison(max 21 years) and 10 years of preventive detention for the murder of Rigmor […]
It was on the 7 August 1967 the the body of 15-year-old Linda Peacock was discovered on. It was just the day before that she had gone missing from her home in Biggar, Scotland. She had been strangled and then her body left in a cemetery near her home. There was no evidence to suggest […]
Araceli was the second daughter of Gabriel Crespo and Bolivian living in Brazil, Lola Sanchez. They lived in a modest house in the street São Paulo, today Araceli Cabrera Crespo Street in the neighbourhood of Fatima, in the city of Serra (Holy Spirit), nearby the city of Vitória, the capital of the Spirit Santo.A absence […]
Street made headlines in 1978 after going on a shooting spree that left 5 people dead. There was no apparent reason for the rampage. Street’s first victims were his neighbours, a father and son who had worked on a car in their driveway, along with their mother. Several other neighbours were also wounded as Street […]
Anna Månsdotter, a 48 years old widow lived with her grown son Per in the south of Sweden. Per had been Anna’s lover ever since his early youth. Their sexual relationship even continued after Per had married, and Anna was jealous on Per’s bride. Together they killed Per’s young wife. Per received a life sentence […]
The mother of Daniel Pelka and her partner have been jailed for life for the four-year-old’s murder. Magdelena Luczak, 27, and Mariusz Krezolek, 34, must serve a minimum of 30 years each for what the judge called their “incomprehensible brutality”. Luczak and Krezolek blamed each other for killing Daniel who died from a head injury […]
Winnie Ruth Judd (January 29, 1905 – October 23, 1998) was a Phoenix, Arizona medical secretary found guilty of murdering and dismembering two of her friends and stuffing them into travel trunks. Newspaper coverage and suspicious circumstances; the sentence she received raised debate over capital punishment.
Susan Leigh Vaughan Smith (born September 26, 1971) is an American woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her children. Born in Union, South Carolina, and a former student of the University of South Carolina Union, she was convicted on July 22, 1995 for murdering her two sons, 3-year-old Michael Daniel Smith, born October […]