Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Wisconsin

Clippings: wife murderer convicted; child murderer confesses

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published December 18, 1925 A man was convicted of killing his common-law wife when she refused to officially marry him. He claimed a random stray bullet was responsible for her death. A man confessed to killing an 8-year-old boy by choking him to death when the boy tried to scream,… Continue reading Clippings: wife murderer convicted; child murderer confesses

California · Crime Scene Photography

Crime scene photography: car used for carbon monoxide poisoning

December 18, 1950 Los Angeles, California A photo shows a rig used for carbon monoxide poisoning, moving the car's exhaust into the sealed cabin This method of suicide and accidental death was more prevalent before catalytic converters and air-quality regulations became more common. The amount of carbon monoxide emissions has been reduced by 99%, and… Continue reading Crime scene photography: car used for carbon monoxide poisoning

Alabama · Graves

A child’s playhouse turned into a mausoleum

December 18, 1933 Alabama Nadine Earles (4) dies of pneumonia resulting from diphtheria Nadine had requested a playhouse, and her father had planned on finishing it by Christmas. In the meantime, her family gave her a tea set as an early Christmas present, but Nadine was set upon the house and simply stated "me want… Continue reading A child’s playhouse turned into a mausoleum