Man murders children after wife asks for divorce

January 6, 1978 Rockford, Illinois Simon Peter Nelson bludgeons and stabs his 6 children to get back at his wife Nelson and his second wife had had marital issues for some time before Mrs. Nelson requested a divorce during a phone conversation. Nelson then bludgeoned his children (Jenny, 12; Simon Peter III, 10; Andrew, 8;…

Orphan Girl murdered

January 6, 1872 Huntsville, Tennessee Angeline Moore, an orphan and servant, is murdered Angeline, 15 at the time of her death, was found in the wilderness in a battered state; her eye had been "mashed in," her ribs broken and collarbone dislocated, and she had numerous bruises all over her body. Suspicion quickly fell upon…