Executions · Religion · Turkey

The martyrdom of St. George

April 23, 303 AD Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire (modern-day İzmit, Turkey) St. George is martyred at the age of approximately 23 St. George the Dragon Slayer (thus named for the legend he had killed an actual dragon) had been a solider in the Roman army during the rule of Emperor Diocleian. The emperor despised Christians… Continue reading The martyrdom of St. George

Colorado

Cannibal dies of “senility – trouble and worry”

April 23, 1907 Colorado Famed cannibal Alfred Packer dies at the age of 64 of "senility - trouble & worry" Alfred Packer (also known as “Alferd” after seeing a dyslexic tattoo artist misspell the name which Packer found humorous) and 5 fellow gold prospectors became snowed-in while prospecting in the Rockies. Packer claimed he tried… Continue reading Cannibal dies of “senility – trouble and worry”

Canada

Parents, brother murdered by 12-year-old and her “300-year-old werewolf” boyfriend

April 23, 2006 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada The bodies of the Richardson family are found after being murdered by Jasmine Richardson (12, pictured) and her boyfriend Jeremy Steinke (23, pictured) Steinke had glorified the movie Natural Born Killers, a satirical crime film in which the main characters murder the girls’ parents before embarking on a… Continue reading Parents, brother murdered by 12-year-old and her “300-year-old werewolf” boyfriend

Executions · Texas

Executioner takes 47 minutes to find vein in heroin addict being executed

April 23, 1992 Texas Billy Wayne White is executed by lethal injection after his executioner tried for 47 minutes to find a vein 16 years before his execution, White robbed a furniture store's owner and her husband as they were about to close shop. With no provocation, he shot Mrs. Spinks in the face at… Continue reading Executioner takes 47 minutes to find vein in heroin addict being executed