England

Woman killed, sewn into sack, tossed in canal by employee who had been reprimanded for being late

December 10, 1913 Liverpool, England George Ball (alias Sumner) bludgeons his employer, sews her body into a sack, and throws the corpse into the canal After being berated for arriving to work late, Ball (22) struck his employer, 40-year-old Christina Bradfield with a blunt instrument, killing her. He then sewed her body in a bag… Continue reading Woman killed, sewn into sack, tossed in canal by employee who had been reprimanded for being late

California

Woman killed by son in apparent self-defense

December 10, 1986 Encino, California Actress Susan Cabot is killed by her 22-year-old son Timothy Roman, apparently after Cabot failed to recognize her son and attacked him Cabot had been a film and television actress, predominantly during the 1950s, appearing in Westerns and B-movies such as The Wasp Woman (pictured) and The Saga of the… Continue reading Woman killed by son in apparent self-defense

Massacres/Mass Murder · Wisconsin

Man kills family, self after botched robbery

December 9, 1939 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Donald Cameron begins a 45-minute robbery-murder spree, killing himself and four relatives, and fatally wounding a robbery victim Shortly before 1 a.m., Cameron punched gas station attendant Earl Redard to steal $22.42 in cash. As he fled the scene, two men arrived at the filling station. Redard ran to… Continue reading Man kills family, self after botched robbery

Australia · Female Killers

Woman kills husband by lighting penis on fire to “purify” it after he had an alleged affair

December 8, 2008 Adelaide, South Australia Rajini Narayan kills her husband after she attempted to light his penis on fire for allegedly having an affair Rajini allegedly suffered physical abuse by her husband Satish within three weeks of their arranged marriage in 1986. When Rajini discovered Satish was having an affair, she purchased an “angel… Continue reading Woman kills husband by lighting penis on fire to “purify” it after he had an alleged affair

Canada

Last man publicly hanged in Canada, executed for killing of father, brutal murder of stepmother

December 7, 1869 Goderich, Ontario Nicholas Melady (alt. spelling: Mellady) is hanged for the murder of his father and step mother On June 19, 1868, the bodies of Nicholas Melady Sr. and his wife Ellen were found murdered in their bed. The date of their deaths was estimated to have been nearly two weeks before… Continue reading Last man publicly hanged in Canada, executed for killing of father, brutal murder of stepmother