Executions · Germany · Political · Religion

Man executed for refusing to renounce his faith or join Nazi army

April 27, 1940 Münster, Germany 25-year-old Wilhelm Kusserow is executed by firing squad for refusing to serve in the Nazi army Kusserow was born Lutheran, but his parents converted to Jehovah's Witnesses (Jehovas Zeugen in German, but also called Ernste Bibelforscher, or Earnest Bible Students) when he was a child. Hitler was disdainful of Witnesses… Continue reading Man executed for refusing to renounce his faith or join Nazi army

Kansas · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Student accidentally shot by nun before school play

April 27, 1911 Flush, Kansas An 18-year-old student was accidentally shot by a nun before a school play Another student had brought a real, loaded gun to use as a prop during a play. The girl who was to use it in the play, Pearl Reedy (18), held it briefly before putting it down saying… Continue reading Student accidentally shot by nun before school play

Tennessee

Man allegedly in love with a 12-year-old murders her mother and teenager sister before abducting her and her younger sister

April 27, 2012 Whiteville, Tennessee Adam Mayes (35, left) kills Jo Ann Bain (31) and Adrienne Bain (14, middle) before kidnapping Alexandria Bain (12, right) and Kyliyah Bain (8), allegedly because he was in love with Alexandria Mayes had been friends with the Bains for years; Gary Bain's had previously been married to Mayes' eldest… Continue reading Man allegedly in love with a 12-year-old murders her mother and teenager sister before abducting her and her younger sister

India · Serial Killers

Indian serial killer executed for the murders of 6 teens

April 27, 1995 Salem, India Gowri “Auto” Shankar is executed for the murder of 6 teenage girls During a two-year span between 1988 and 1989, at least 6 girls were abducted, raped, and murdered by Shankar and several of his associates. He was discovered after a girl managed to escape a failed abduction. She told… Continue reading Indian serial killer executed for the murders of 6 teens