Executions · Famous Last Words · Illinois

FLW: man executed for killing brother-in-law to peruse wife’s sister

George Dolinski October 11, 1901 Chicago, Illinois "I am not guilty of the murder of that man. I am dead today for the crime of which I am innocent. God help me. God help me." Dolinski was hanged for the murder of his brother-in-law. Dolinski had allegedly become infatuated with his wife's sister and, to… Continue reading FLW: man executed for killing brother-in-law to peruse wife’s sister

Alabama · Executions · Female Killers

Woman who murdered majority of family is executed 

October 11, 1957 Montgomery, Alabama Rhonda Bell Martin is executed in the electric chair for the murder of her fourth husband; she confessed to have also killed her mother, 2 other husbands, and 3 children as well as poisoned her fifth husband (who was also the son of the fourth husband) Martin's children by her… Continue reading Woman who murdered majority of family is executed 

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots father twice in same day

From the Chicago Sunday Tribune October 11, 1925 Rock Island, Illinois A man pushed his father into a third-floor elevator shaft. When the elder man escaped death, the son shot his father in the leg as the father slid down the elevator's cable the threw the gun at him. The father seemed to be fine… Continue reading Man shoots father twice in same day