Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Convicts scalded to death

From the Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, California)
Published August 27, 1938
Holmesburg, Pennsylvania

The prison warden suspected the deaths of 4 inmates scalded to death following a 5-day riotous hunger strike may have been a result of the men killing each other during a fight.

Horrific history from today:
1905: Crime scene photo, Paris 1905 (2017)
1934: Unidentified woman’s body found burned (2017)
1938: Ex-con crucified (2017)
1938: Man kills girlfriend for rejecting marriage proposal (2017)
1887: The Illustrated Police News: an execution; man watches as sharks eat the bodies of his wife and children; man kills children, self after losing job; a bee attack leads to death of woman (2018)
1934: Several cases of misfortune, including a hornet-assisted suicide and two babies burned after brother plays with matches (2018)
2003: Woman kills son, sets body on fire to cover tracks (2018)

Horror-related anniversaries:
Today in Horror History: August 27

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