England · Executions · Female Killers · Serial Killers

Suspected serial poisoner executed

March 24, 1873 Durham, England Mary Ann Cotton (34, pictured) is executed for the murder of her stepson Cotton, who eventually was given the nickname “The Dark Angel,” had a streak of suspicious deaths following her, including three husbands, her mother, a lodger, and twelve children (either her own or her stepchildren). The deaths in… Continue reading Suspected serial poisoner executed

Australia

Man kills wife with speargun, kills toddler with same weapon 4 days later

March 23, 2003 Melbourne, Victoria John Myles Sharpe kills his pregnant wife Anna Marie Kemp (pictured) with a speargun John and Anna had been having marital difficulties for some time and, on March 23, the couple argued over a matter too trivial for John to remember. Eventually, Anna went to bed. During the evening, John… Continue reading Man kills wife with speargun, kills toddler with same weapon 4 days later

Executions · Wyoming

Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes

March 22, 1881 Cheyenne, Wyoming George Parrott, alias Big Nose George, is lynched following a failed jailbreak Parrott and a group of other bandits had robbed people of thousands of dollars over several months, culminating with an attempt to derail a train carrying payroll. The group had loosened a railroad spike which they tied a… Continue reading Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes

Executions · Kentucky

Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult

March 21, 1884 Columbia, Kentucky Brothers Champ and Rudolph “Rude” Fitzpatrick are hanged for murder The Fitzpatricks worked for a farmer with another man, Miller Brewster, whom their employer favored, which festered jealousy and hatred among the brothers. The animosity grew until August 6, 1883, when Champ approached Brewster on the street, accusing him of… Continue reading Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult