Executions · Famous Last Words · Religion · Scotland

Reverend hanged for murder of wife

October 4, 1570 Spott, Scotland Rev. John Kello is hanged for the murder of his wife Rev. Kello's finances from the church were not enough to keep himself in a status he desired, nor were they enough to keep his mistress happy. He decided the best course of action would be to kill his wife,… Continue reading Reverend hanged for murder of wife

California

Teen murdered by 4 men when they discover she was transitioning 

October 4, 2002 Newark, California  17-year-old Gwen Araujo is beaten and strangled by 4 men after it was revealed that she was a transgender woman  Araujo, who had been going through hormonal treatments for her transition, was attending a house party. Also in attendance were Michael Magidson (22), Jaron Nabors (19), José Merél (22), and… Continue reading Teen murdered by 4 men when they discover she was transitioning 

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Potential suspect questioned for slaying of 3 boys

October 4, 1957 Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Daily Tribune publishes an article about a potential suspect in the horrific deaths of 3 boys The boys (pictured left to right: Robert "Bobby" Peterson, 14; John Schuessler, 13; Anton Schuessler, 11) went to a movie in 1955 and never returned. Their nude, mutilated bodies were found two… Continue reading Potential suspect questioned for slaying of 3 boys