June 14, 1949 Chicago, Illinois Obsessed fan Ruth Ann Steinhagen shoots baseball player Eddie Waitkus in the first recognized case of a stalker crime Steinhagen (19) had become obsessed with Waitkus while he played for the Chicago Cubs, collecting hundreds of photographs and newspaper clippings of him. On June 14, Steinhagen sent a note to… Continue reading Woman shoots man she was obsessed with, US’s first recognized case of criminal stalking
June 14, 1934 Near Oneonta, New York Eva Coo and Martha Clift murder one of Coo's employees for insurance money Eva Coo was given responsibility over an employee with a intellectual disability by the name of Harry Wright (who was given the unfortunate nickname “Gimpy”) when Wright’s mother passed away. Coo was granted $2000 of… Continue reading Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money
June 14, 2015 Springfield, Missouri The body of Dee Dee Blanchard (left) is found after a violent message is left on her Facebook Dee Dee and Gypsy Dee Dee Blanchard lived with her adult daughter, Gypsy Rose, who was confined to a wheelchair and was constantly being treated for a variety of ailments. On the… Continue reading Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account
Famous Last Words William Palmer Stafford, Staffordshire, England June 14, 1856 “Are you sure it’s safe?” (Attributed) Palmer was hanged for the murders of his friend, John Cook. It was suspected that Palmer, a man who enjoyed gambling but was not particularly good at it, had poisoned fellow-gambler Cook to steal his winnings. Palmer had… Continue reading FLW: is it safe?