Louisiana

Man stabs wife, cuts unborn child from her

October 23, 2012 Walker, Louisiana Jeffrey Reynolds attacks his pregnant wife and unborn child after smoking synthetic marijuana Reynolds had ordered the (at the time) legal synthetic marijuana from the Internet which he blames for his violent outburst. He attempted to light one flavor but found it too damp and mixed it with another flavor.… Continue reading Man stabs wife, cuts unborn child from her

Alabama · Arkansas · Illinois · New York · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: child bitten by medicine peddler’s coyote; bootlegger refuses to name killer; 3 men killed over $2

From the Chicago Daily Tribune October 23, 1929 A woman confessed to numerous murders in New York, including that of Arnold Rothstein, a bootlegger and racketeer whose murder is still unsolved. (He refused to name his killer on his deathbed, stating "You stick to your trade. I'll stick to mine.") The woman was brought to… Continue reading Clippings: child bitten by medicine peddler’s coyote; bootlegger refuses to name killer; 3 men killed over $2

Executions · Famous Last Words · North Carolina

FLW: parents, raise your children

Famous Last Words John Sterling Gardner, Jr. North Carolina October 23, 1992 "All I have to say is if more parents would raise their children in God-fearing homes, maybe some of them wouldn't end up in the position I'm in." Gardner was convicted of killing two restaurant employees during a robbery in which he stole… Continue reading FLW: parents, raise your children

Russia

3-day hostage crisis in Russian theater

October 23, 2002 Moscow, Russia A 3-day siege and hostage crisis begins at the Dubrovka Theater The assailants, claiming allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist movement in Chechnya, took the hostages in exchange for Russia's withdrawal from Chechnya. After 2 hostages were shot by the militants 2 and a half days after the standoff began,… Continue reading 3-day hostage crisis in Russian theater