Female Killers · Texas

Tortured, murdered by lover and her friends and family 

August 25, 1998 Jacinto City, Texas Suzanne Basso and 5 accomplices beat Busso's mentally impaired lover past recognition Basso had convinced the victim, Louis "Buddy" Musso, to move to Texas away from his family in New Jersey. Musso was mentally impaired but lived independently. His niece described him as having a mind of a 7-… Continue reading Tortured, murdered by lover and her friends and family 

Newspaper clippings · Switzerland

Scars self to dissuade attention

August 25, 1924 Geneva, Switzerland  The Chicago Daily Tribune reports a self-inflicted acid attack by a woman seeking to destroy her beauty so her husband would stop accusing her of attracting unwanted attention from other men. More horrific history from today: 1835: The Great Moon Hoax (2017) 1955: Child beaten with hammer for singing (2017)… Continue reading Scars self to dissuade attention

Newspaper clippings · Texas

Child beaten with hammer for singing 

August 25, 1955 Texas City, Texas  A man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing regarding the murder of his murder of his granddaughter Robert J. Wallace claimed he murdered his granddaughter with a ballpeen hammer because her singing and "childish pratter" kept him from taking a nap. Frances Jean Wallace was coloring in a paint… Continue reading Child beaten with hammer for singing