California · Graves

Wyatt Earp’s grave

January 13, 1929 Los Angeles, California Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp dies at the age of 80 and is buried alongside his 4th wife (his 3rd common law wife) Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp's career was dotted by honorable and nefarious professions, including buffalo hunter, deputy sheriff, deputy town marshal, bouncer, miner, gambler, boxing referee, and pimp.… Continue reading Wyatt Earp’s grave

Executions · Female Killers · New York · Newspaper clippings

Ruth Snyder’s execution photo makes the front page

From the Daily News Published Friday, January 13, 1928 This front page photo was a rare spectacle of the time, as cameras weren't (and still aren't) allowed during execution. Photographer Tom Howard snuck a single-plate camera into the execution, strapped to his ankle with a button to the shutter located in his jacket pocket. Because… Continue reading Ruth Snyder’s execution photo makes the front page

Female Killers · Texas

Husband stabbed nearly 200 times after tied to bed

January 13, 2003 Houston, Texas Susan Wright (26) ties her husband Jeff (34) to their bed and stabs him 193 times Shortly before the murder, Jeff had dug a hole in the couple's yard as part of a home improvement project. On January 13, Susan tied Jeff to their bed, stabbed him 193 times with… Continue reading Husband stabbed nearly 200 times after tied to bed

Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers · North Carolina

FLW: smart enough to not tell husband she had a child by another man

Famous Last Words Matilda Carter North Carolina January 13, 1882 "Folks, hear me, as I'se to be hanged. I'se free from any guilt about Nash Carter. I had a child by another man, but was smart enough to keep my husband from knowing it." Carter (22-year-old mother of 6, mostly with different fathers) and 3… Continue reading FLW: smart enough to not tell husband she had a child by another man