Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Wife murders woman out of jealousy, frames husband who is then lynched 

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published September 25, 1875 Bellefontaine, Ohio A man, named only by his surname Schnell, was convicted of the murder of a young woman at the testimony of his wife. Mrs. Schnell claimed her husband took a young woman, Miss Laughlin, to the woods, attempted to ravish (rape) her but was… Continue reading Wife murders woman out of jealousy, frames husband who is then lynched 

Colorado · Iowa · New York · Newspaper clippings

Murderer ground to death by train; a barn combusts; a missing boy found dead

September 25, 1910 Oskaloosa, Iowa Long Island, New York Longmont, Colorado Three stories of misfortune occurred across the country, including: * a man shot a woman and attempted to flee from her friends by hopping a train. He missed his mark and was "ground to death" beneath the wheels * a barn spontaneously combusted *… Continue reading Murderer ground to death by train; a barn combusts; a missing boy found dead

Massacres/Mass Murder · Pennsylvania

Man claims he killed family because he was afraid his children would experience racism due to their mixed heritage

September 25, 1982 Wilkes-Barre and Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania George Emil Banks goes on a shooting spree, targeting former girlfriends and his children by them, killing 13 and wounding 1 Banks, a prison guard as well as the son of a black man and a white woman, experienced racism growing up due to his mixed heritage,… Continue reading Man claims he killed family because he was afraid his children would experience racism due to their mixed heritage