Executions · Female Killers · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Woman executed for murder of her brother on his wedding day

January 27, 1938 Chester, Illinois Marie Porter and Angelo Giancola are executed for the murder of Porter's brother Porter, 37 at the time of her execution, had contracted a hit on her brother to collect the $3,300 (approx. $57,400 in 2017's economy) life insurance. Porter's brother, William Kappen, was shot on his wedding day just… Continue reading Woman executed for murder of her brother on his wedding day