California · Crime Scene Photography · Newspaper clippings

Confessed murderer jumps to his death at fear of receiving a death penalty

November 30, 1942 Los Angeles, California Francis O'Toole jumps from a window to his death after pleading guilty to the murder of his common-law wife O'Toole has shot his common-law wife, Lillian White, to death after an argument on September 27. The fatal fight, as well as many before it, broke out because, in O'Toole's… Continue reading Confessed murderer jumps to his death at fear of receiving a death penalty

England · Political

Edmund Ironside, murdered on his toilet

November 30, 1016 England Edmund II, also known as Edmund Ironside, King of England from April 23, 1016 to November 30, 1016, is killed while using the privy Edmund had been engaged in a conflict over the throne from 1014 when his 2 older brothers died making him the eldest male heir, and his father… Continue reading Edmund Ironside, murdered on his toilet

Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion · Washington

The Whitman Massacre

November 29, 1847 Waiilatpu mission (near Walla Walla, Washington) Members of the Cayuse tribe murder Marcus Whitman and 12 others, believing Whitman was poisoning the Natives as he treated them for measles Whitman and others had immigrated west to build a Protestant mission with the intent of introducing Christianity to the Natives in the area.… Continue reading The Whitman Massacre