Australia · Executions · Serial Killers

The execution of “The Schoolgirl Strangler”

June 1, 1936 Coburg, Victoria, Australia Arnold Karl Sodeman, “The Schoolgirl Strangler,” is executed Sodeman’s fist known victim was 12-year-old Mena Griffiths, murdered on November 9, 1930. While Mena and her friends played on a playground, Sodeman distracted the other children by giving them money to buy ice cream, then told Mena she was to… Continue reading The execution of “The Schoolgirl Strangler”

Female Killers · Japan · School Violence

11-year-old Japanese school girl slashes her friend to death

June 1, 2004 Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan An 11-year-old fatally stabs 12-year-old Satomi Mitarai (御手洗 怜美, pictured) after an argument Due to Japanese laws regarding the identification of underaged offenders, the attacker is referred to in the media as Girl A. She is also sometimes referred to as Nevada-tan due to a photograph, thought to… Continue reading 11-year-old Japanese school girl slashes her friend to death

Oklahoma · Racially Motivated

The ending of the Tulsa Race Riot

June 1, 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma The Tulsa Race Riot ends with the wealthiest black community in Tulsa being burned to the ground The riot began after an alleged assault of a black 19-year-old male shoeshiner on a white 17-year-old female elevator operator on May 30. A witness heard the girl scream and a black man… Continue reading The ending of the Tulsa Race Riot