February 18, 1988 Rochester, Minnesota 16-year-old David Brom murders his parents, his 13-year-old sister and 11-year-old brother with an axe The attack was allegedly premeditated according to Brom’s friends whom he had told of his plans before the murders. The Brom family were devout Catholics and the father of the household disagreed with a music… Continue reading Teen kills parents, 2 siblings with axe
Famous Last Words Lavinia Fisher Charleston, South Carolina February 18, 1820 “If any of you have a message to give the devil, give it to me quick — I’m about to meet him!” Lavinia Fisher is often credited as the first female serial killer in the US. She was part of a group of highway… Continue reading FLW: delivering messages to the devil
February 18, 1478 London, England George Plantagenet (1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Warwick) is executed for treason against his brother, King Edward IV George’s execution was conducted privately and the long standing rumor describes his execution method was by his own choice: to be drowned in a butt (a… Continue reading Executed by drowning in wine
February 18, 1916 Ossining, New York Hans B. Schmidt is executed for the murder of a woman posing as his wife Schmidt was a Catholic priest, and holds the honor being the only priest to have been executed in the United States. He met his victim, Anna Aumüller, in 1912 and later told his alienists… Continue reading Priest executed for the murder of his “wife”
From The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) Published February 18, 1901 Actress and author Clara Thropp recounts the time she performed for an audience of embalmed corpses.