Executions · France

Man executed for promising Jews safe passage out of Nazi-occupied France, then murdering them to steal their possession

May 25, 1946 Paris, France Dr. Marcel Petiot is executed for murdering Jews he claimed he was helping escape from Nazi-occupied France Petiot’s past was dotted with various misdeeds, including the possible murder of his lover, insurance fraud, purposefully giving his patients unnecessary addictive substances to keep them as repeat customers, and embezzling from a… Continue reading Man executed for promising Jews safe passage out of Nazi-occupied France, then murdering them to steal their possession

Nevada

Child molested and murdered in casino restroom

May 25, 1997 Primm, Nevada Sherrice Iverson (7) is molested and murdered in a casino restroom Sherrice and her older brother Harold (14) were accompanying their father, Leroy Iverson, at a casino in Primm. Iverson didn’t have enough money for a room and instead planned to spend a few hours in the casino while his… Continue reading Child molested and murdered in casino restroom

England · Female Killers

10-year-old murders 4-year-old

May 25, 1968 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England 10-year-old Mary Flora Bell strangles a 4-year-old boy, Martin Brown Mary was born to a 17-year-old prostitute who later married a career criminal, and she grew up as a vandal, a thief, and a bully. Allegedly, Mary's mother forced her to commit sex acts on clients while… Continue reading 10-year-old murders 4-year-old

Oklahoma · Racially Motivated

Mother and teenaged son lynched before their trial

May 25, 1911 Okema, Oklahoma Laura Nelson and her 16-year-old son are lynched, their bodies left hanging from a bridge The Nelsons were charged with the May 2 killing of a deputy sheriff who had visited their farm looking for a stolen cow. According to the report, Laura was the first to grab the gun… Continue reading Mother and teenaged son lynched before their trial