Connecticut · Female Killers

Woman who killed 3 husbands, 8 children dies in prison

May 16, 1878 Wethersfield, Connecticut "Derby Poisoner" Lydia Sherman dies in prison Sherman had been serving a life sentence at the time of her death, having been convicted of the murders of 3 husbands, 6 biological children (the youngest being 9 months old), and 2 step-children (the younger had recently had his second birthday). She… Continue reading Woman who killed 3 husbands, 8 children dies in prison

Kansas · Newspaper clippings

Woman born with stunted limbs commits suicide because of her condition

From The Topeka Daily Herald (Topeka, Kansas) Publish May 16, 1903 A young woman named Dollie Delaney (her full name was Dora Amanda Delaney) killed herself by leveraging a rifle against a wall and using a crutch to pull its trigger. Delaney had been born with malformed limbs, and was missing her hands and feet.… Continue reading Woman born with stunted limbs commits suicide because of her condition

Religion · Wyoming

Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

May 16, 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming David and Doris Young take an elementary school hostage to create a “Brave New World” David Young had previously been Cokeville’s town marshal, though he had been relieved of his duties due to misconduct. Despite his recent firing, the motive behind the attack on the elementary school seemed to have… Continue reading Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

California · Crime Scene Photography

Woman stabbed to death, supposedly because of marijuana (graphic)

May 16, 1939 Los Angeles, California A woman is examined following her death, stabbed repeatedly by her lover because of, according to this collection, marijuana. This murder happened during the height of the marijuana-scare; the infamous anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness had come out three years prior. Photo from Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

Fictional history

Fictional History: The Black Mesa Incident

Fictional History Half-Life May 16, 200- The Black Mesa Incident Gordon Freeman, on his first day of work at Black Mesa Research Facility, participated in a failed experiment. The result was a in bridge between Earth with that of the Borderworld Xen, allowing the alien inhabitants of Xen to infiltrate and kill a large population… Continue reading Fictional History: The Black Mesa Incident