California · Executions · Female Killers

Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

April 11, 1947 San Quentin, California American murderer Louise Peete is executed in the gas chamber at the age of 66 Peete (seen here in her mugshot the day before her execution) had previously served time for the murder of a wealthy man whom she claimed to be romantic with, but had been sent out… Continue reading Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

Female Killers · Minnesota

Toddler murdered by abusive adoptive mother

April 11, 1965 White Bear Lake, Minnesota Three-year-old Dennis Jurgens is murdered by his adoptive mother Adopted just after his first birthday, Dennis suffered years of abuse at the hands of his adoptive mother, Lois Jurgens. Lois had had a history of mental illnesses — including depression and psychosis — and was originally deemed unfit… Continue reading Toddler murdered by abusive adoptive mother