Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · International/Multi-national

Man crushed by cruise ship elevator leaves behind a wall of blood

December 27, 2015 Near Great Bahama Island Electrician Jose Sandoval Opazo (66) is crushed by an elevator while doing routine maintenance on a cruise ship. His death is noticed as blood poured down the elevator door with enough volume to sound like "rushing water" from the floor above The accident was investigated to ensure it… Continue reading Man crushed by cruise ship elevator leaves behind a wall of blood

Arkansas · Newspaper clippings

Prisoner killed in an illegal execution

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published December 27, 1910 A prisoner, handcuffed while in jail in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is taken from his cell by masked men and unlawfully executed by being shot in the head and chest as the deputy in charge of the prisoner is held at gunpoint until the execution is carried… Continue reading Prisoner killed in an illegal execution

Delaware · Newspaper clippings

Man murders former employer with a metal ice scoop, knife, and concrete block

December 27, 1991 Delaware Willie G. Sullivan (pictured) murders his former employer, Maurice Dodd (78), by bludgeoning him with a metal ice scoop, stabbing him 10 times, then crushing him by throwing a concrete block on his chest The motive behind the murder was robbery, with Sullivan luring Dodd to his greenhouse where the killing… Continue reading Man murders former employer with a metal ice scoop, knife, and concrete block

Executions · New Hampshire

First 2 people executed in New Hampshire, both women found guilty of killing their children

December 27, 1739 New Hampshire The first two people to be executed in New Hampshire, Sarah Simpson and Penelope Kenny, are hanged for the willful murder of their children The years leading to the executions and the murders that necessitated them, an illness (probably diphtheria) struck the area and saw a large portion of the… Continue reading First 2 people executed in New Hampshire, both women found guilty of killing their children