Executions · Newspaper clippings · Washington

Man executed for the murders of woman, her daughter, and their neighbor for testifying against him for raping the woman several years before

May 27, 1994 Walla Walla, Washington Charles Rodman Campbell is executed for the murders of a mother, her 9-year-old daughter, and a neighbor in retaliation for testifying against him In 1982, Campbell visited the home of Renae Wicklund, killing her, her young daughter Shannah, and her neighbor Barbara Hendrickson. All 3 had their throats slit… Continue reading Man executed for the murders of woman, her daughter, and their neighbor for testifying against him for raping the woman several years before

England · Newspaper clippings

Alleged Bluebeard killer murders fourth wife

May 27, 1947 Southport, England Dr. Robert George Clements allegedly murders his fourth wife Clements is suspected of killing 4 of his wives, seemingly to gain access to their wealth. His first, second, and fourth wives were wealthy prior to their marriages to the doctor, and all died virtually penniless. Clemens himself signed the death… Continue reading Alleged Bluebeard killer murders fourth wife

Disasters · Pennsylvania

The Centralia coal fire begins

May 27, 1962 Centralia, Pennsylvania A five-decade-and-counting fire starts under the town The fire began when firefighters set a landfill on fire to clear it away for Memorial Day. The landfill was above an old coal strip mining pit and slowly the fire took hold of the mine. Firefighters were unable to extinguish or control… Continue reading The Centralia coal fire begins

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings

Man throws own skin, intestines at police

May 27, 2012 Hackensack, New Jersey A man attempting to resist assistance throws pieces of his flesh and intestine at police Wayne Carter (43) had locked himself in a room in his home and threatened harm against himself. Police were alerted when he was observed cutting himself with a 12” kitchen knife. According to WNBC,… Continue reading Man throws own skin, intestines at police