Texas

Teenager brutally murders, rapes, and mutilates a mother in her home

October 26, 1979 Amarillo, Texas Jay Kelly Pinkerton (17) rapes, murders, and mutilates Sarah Donn Lawrence (30) as her children slept down the hallway Sarah was murdered between 9:30 and 11:30 pm while her husband David was away. He found Sarah's body between the coffee table and sofa, the lower half of her body was… Continue reading Teenager brutally murders, rapes, and mutilates a mother in her home

Illinois · Nebraska · Newspaper clippings

Clipping: teen awarded cash after being injured by neighbor chasing child from lawn with stick

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 26, 1929 A man shot his estranged wife, her sister, and himself to "get (her), dead or alive." The attack left the husband and wife dead and the sister fatally wounded. A 16-year-old was granted $25,000 (over $360,000 in 2017) for the loss of sight in one eye,… Continue reading Clipping: teen awarded cash after being injured by neighbor chasing child from lawn with stick

California · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: asks victim to meet him in the afterlife

Famous Last Words Jeremiah Crane Coloma, California October 26, 1855 "Susan, receive me; I will soon be with you." Crane, who was married with 4 children began an affair with an 18-year-old woman, Susan Newham and believed the relationship to be "sanctioned by heaven." According to the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Sept. 21 1855, Crane asked… Continue reading FLW: asks victim to meet him in the afterlife