Argentina · Serial Killers

Serial killer “big-eared midget” dies in prison cell

November 15, 1944 Ushuaia, Argentina Serial killer Cayetano Santos Godino, nicknamed Petiso Orejudo (translation: "big-eared midget" or "macrotous runt"), dies in prison Godino began his life of crime at very early, killing cats and birds before he was 7 when he graduated to beating a 2-year-old and throwing him in a ditch. A year later… Continue reading Serial killer “big-eared midget” dies in prison cell

California · Crime Scene Photography

Two women found mutilated on the same day (graphic)

November 15, 1944 Los Angeles, California Virginia Lee Griffin is found by a hotel maid after being murdered and mutilated by Otto Stephen Wilson Warning: graphic images On November 14, Griffin and Wilson went to a hotel room with the intention of sex. As soon as she was undressed, Wilson struck Griffin then choked her… Continue reading Two women found mutilated on the same day (graphic)

California · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: woman defiantly wears slacks to court; police called when neighbor accidentally sets self on fire

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 15, 1938 A woman hoped to prevail over "anti-slackism," defiantly wearing slacks instead of a court-mandated dress. Neighbors witnessed a woman engulfed in flames in her living room, likely from a cigarette igniting her clothing.