Crime Scene Photography · Germany

Mass suicide in Demmin, Germany following the fall of the Nazi regime

May 1, 1945 Germany Up to 2,500 people commit mass suicide to avoid the advancing Soviet troops and the rapes, tortures, and murders they brought People in Demmin, Germany, were well aware of the atrocities the Soviet army were capable of; some were previous victims of the army. To avoid possibly horrific fates, they began… Continue reading Mass suicide in Demmin, Germany following the fall of the Nazi regime

Alabama · Newspaper clippings

Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money

May 1, 1952 Alabama Earle Dennison poisons her 2-year-old niece to claim the insurance money on a policy she had taken out on the toddler Dennison's young niece, Shirley Weldon, was visiting when Dennison gave her an orange drink laced with arsenic. After the toddler became ill and vomited, Dennison gave her a bottle of… Continue reading Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money

Executions · Ohio

Man executed for the rape and murder of his girlfriend’s infant

May 1, 2013 Lucasville, Ohio Steven T. Smith is executed for raping his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby, Autumn Breeze Carter, to death Autumn's mother awoke to an extremely drunk, naked Smith placing the Autumn's naked body in bed. Her sleeper was found under the coffee table, clumps of her hair was found on top of the… Continue reading Man executed for the rape and murder of his girlfriend’s infant

Germany · Political

The deaths of the Goebbel family

May 1, 1945 Germany 6 of the Goebbels children, between the ages of 4 and 12, are murdered by the parents after the fall of Hitler Joseph Goebbels was the Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in Nazi Germany. When Germany approached defeat, Goebbels and his wife agreed to kill their… Continue reading The deaths of the Goebbel family

Crime Scene Photography · New York

“The Most Beautiful Suicide”

May 1, 1947 Manhattan, New York Evelyn McHale jumps from the Empire State Building and lands on a United Nations embassy limousine A former member of the Women's Army Corps and employed as a bookkeeper, McHale (23) kissed her fiancé goodbye the morning of April 30; he later remarked she seemed happy as she departed.… Continue reading “The Most Beautiful Suicide”