Connecticut

Teen beaten and stabbed to death by golf club

October 30, 1975 Greenwich, Connecticut Martha Moxley (15) is killed, bludgeoned with a golf club so violently the club shatters before she is stabbed with the remaining pieces of the club One of the prime suspects in the murder was Michael Skakel (15 at the time), nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, who was present at… Continue reading Teen beaten and stabbed to death by golf club

Graves · Mississippi

A young girl’s grave, designed to comfort her during storms

October 30, 1871 Natchez, Mississippi Florence Irene Ford dies at the age of 10 from Yellow Fever Though Florence's death is sad, her grave is what makes her memorable. In life, Florence was terrified of thunderstorms, so much so that her mother had a specialty grave built for the little girl. Behind the headstone is… Continue reading A young girl’s grave, designed to comfort her during storms

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Newspaper clippings: “whim” killing murderers questioned; deadly fire kills 3 young children

From the Chicago Daily Times Published October 30, 1929 Four people are questioned about a "whim" killing in which a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in a road rage incident. August Vogel, mentioned in this article, was later convicted and executed for the death. A wife sparks a deadly fire in her home while trying… Continue reading Newspaper clippings: “whim” killing murderers questioned; deadly fire kills 3 young children