England · Female Killers

Woman kills a mother and infant out of jealousy

April 30, 1986 Westbury, Wiltshire, England Heather Arnold kills Jeanne Sutcliffe and her 8-month-old daughter to be closer to Mrs. Sutcliffe's husband Arnold's marriage had recently dissolved and the Sutcliffes extended their support to her (Arnold and Mr. Sutcliffe had been teachers together at Kingsdown Comprehensive School in Warminster, England). Apparently wishing to get closer… Continue reading Woman kills a mother and infant out of jealousy

Newspaper clippings

Vintage news: man suspected of drunkenly beating lover to death, working girl attempts suicide

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published April 30, 1949 A 42-year-old man, whose wife had recently left him and took their children back to Sweden, was held on suspicion of murder of a 26-year-old woman who was beaten to death following a drunken tryst between the two. Also, an 18-year-old was found in a coma… Continue reading Vintage news: man suspected of drunkenly beating lover to death, working girl attempts suicide

Nebraska · Religion

Man tortured and murdered by cult leader

April 29, 1984 Nebraska After prolonged humiliation and torture, James Thimm is murdered by antisemite, white supremacist, and cult leader Michael Wayne Ryan Ryan had set up a commune on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska, convincing 21 others he was in direct contact with Yahweh. Early orders to his followers, by direction of Yahweh, involved… Continue reading Man tortured and murdered by cult leader