England

Cemetery riot sparked by allegations of bodies being sold

June 3, 1862 Sheffield, England A riot erupts after accusations claiming the Wardsend Cemetery had been selling corpses to medical schools The accusations were revealed to be false, though it was discovered those in care of the cemetery were reusing graves to save space. The accused were fined for the remains being disinterred as well… Continue reading Cemetery riot sparked by allegations of bodies being sold

United States

Three killed on I-57 during robberies

June 3, 1975 I-57, United States Four men murder three people on I-57 during robberies The men involved were Stanley Charleston, Henry Brisbon, David Sanders, and Darrel Thompson. Together, the four decided to get money by robbing a restaurant. They changed their plans to instead “bump” cars; this ploy involved clipping other vehicles then, when… Continue reading Three killed on I-57 during robberies

California · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: don’t do anything my I wouldn’t do

Famous Last Words John Santo San Quentin, California June 3, 1955 “Don't you fellows do anything I wouldn't do.” Santo was one of the three men who accompanied Barbara Graham during a robbery-gone-wrong resulting in the murder of an elderly woman. Three of those involved were executed for their part in the murder while the… Continue reading FLW: don’t do anything my I wouldn’t do

California · Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers

The execution of “Bloody Babs”

June 3, 1955 San Quentin, California Barbara "Bloody Babs" Graham is executed in the gas chamber for the murder of an elderly woman Graham, just shy of her 32nd birthday when executed, had fallen into a life of prostitution, gambling, and drugs. She met and married Henry Graham, a career criminal and drug addict, and… Continue reading The execution of “Bloody Babs”