FLW: Accepting his fate

Famous Last Words Charles Walker Crest Hill, Illinois September 12, 1990 "I'm guilty. I can accept my punishment. I'm sorry I done it, yeah, but it's done." Walker had robbed, shot, and killed a couple as they were fishing in 1983; they were 21 and 25 at the time of their murders. Walker was able…

Björk’s stalker kills self

September 12, 1996 Hollywood, Florida Ricardo López mails a letter bomb to singer Björk then commits suicide on video In the 3 years leading up to his suicide, López had become obsessed with Icelandic singer Björk, recording various videos of himself documenting "my life, my art, and my plan." López left behind 11 two-hour video…

Newborn left in trash can (1956)

Published in the Chicago Daily Tribune September 12, 1956 A 1-hour-old infant was found abandoned in a garbage can by a ragpicker (a person who salvaged materials such as scraps of clothing and broken glass, and was a regulated occupation similar to street sweepers). Though she was suffering from exposure, she was able to be…