Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Mysterious call points to equally mysterious death 

Published in the Chicago Daily Tribune September 2, 1919 After an anonymous tip, a man is found gravely injured by a bullet which entered the back of his head and exited near his jaw. The man was unable to be identified. Horrific history from today: 1885: The Rock Springs Riot (2017) 1938: Man executed for murder/dismemberment of… Continue reading Mysterious call points to equally mysterious death 

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murder/dismemberment of wife

September 2, 1938 Kentucky Parkie Denny is executed for the murder of his wife, Ethel Yates Denny On September 14, 1936, Denny reportedly murdered his wife by bludgeoning her with a hammer because "I got tired of her slapping me." After the murder he dragged her body into a sugar cane field where he used… Continue reading Man executed for murder/dismemberment of wife

Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · Wyoming

The Rock Springs riot

September 2, 1885 Rock Springs, Wyoming A riot between white and Chinese miners breaks out, leaving 28-50 immigrant workers dead and 15 injured The riot was sparked by white miners' anger at the preferential hiring of Chinese miners. The Chinese miners received a smaller wage than their white counterparts, making them a more ideal candidate… Continue reading The Rock Springs riot

Executions · Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Child rapist/murderer dies in botched execution

September 2, 1983 Mississippi Jimmy Lee Gray is executed for the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl Gray had recently been paroled following an Arizona murder conviction of his 16-year-old girlfriend Elda L. Prince when he killed Deressa Jean Seales on June 25, 1976. He kidnapped the toddler, sodomized her, attempted to shove her… Continue reading Child rapist/murderer dies in botched execution