Canada

Child accidentally murdered during botched kidnapping

October 20, 2003 Toronto, Ontario Cecilia Zhang (9) is accidentally murdered during a botched kidnapping Cecilia's murderer is Min Chen, a visa student, who had been friends with a female border living with the Zhangs. Shortly before the murder, Chen was failing out of school and had no money, and feared he would be deported… Continue reading Child accidentally murdered during botched kidnapping

Arizona

Man murders ex with heroin overdose for being an informant

October 20, 1976 Tucson, Arizona Jimmie Wayne Jeffers murders his former girlfriend with an overdose of heroin Jeffers discovered his ex-girlfriend, Penelope Cheney, was giving police information about Jeffers' heroin transactions while he was incarcerated. Angry, he attempted to enlist a fellow inmate to perform a hit on Cheney, but the communication was intercepted by… Continue reading Man murders ex with heroin overdose for being an informant

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Collection of clippings: botched illegal abortion leads to death; a disembodied ghostly voice; man shoots wife, daughter, self over coal prices; a family’s tragedy

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 20, 1918 Chicago, Illinois Evanston, Illinois A woman died as the result of an abortion, a practice which had recently (relatively) become illegal. I could find no mention of if the doctor involved was arrested for the death and/or the illegal abortion. Another source notes the woman was… Continue reading Collection of clippings: botched illegal abortion leads to death; a disembodied ghostly voice; man shoots wife, daughter, self over coal prices; a family’s tragedy