Executions · Germany · Religion

Johann Sylvan executed for Unitarian beliefs

December 23, 1572 Heidelberg, Germany Reformed German theologian Johann Sylvan is executed for publishing antitrinitarian literature Sylvan had published a thesis entitled "True Christian Confession of the Ancient Faith of the One True God and of Messiah Jesus of the True Christ, against the Three-Person Idol and the Two-Natured False Deity of the Antichrist," an… Continue reading Johann Sylvan executed for Unitarian beliefs

Oklahoma

Man rapes, murders woman, kills 2 more in 2 other states while fleeing

December 23, 1999 Bixby, Oklahoma Steven Ray Thacker kills 25-year-old Laci Dawn Hill after a failed robbery attempt Hill had placed an ad attempting to sell a pool table and Thacker met her at her home under the pretense of wishing to buy it. He tried to rob her but when that failed he kidnapped… Continue reading Man rapes, murders woman, kills 2 more in 2 other states while fleeing

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings

Woman throws mother’s severed head at capitol

December 23, 1978 The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) runs an article about a woman in Trenton, New Jersey who decapitated her mother, stabbed a small American flag into the neck, placed it in a plastic bag, rammed her car into the capitol building, and threw the package out of the vehicle's window while yelling "Merry Christmas.… Continue reading Woman throws mother’s severed head at capitol