Executions · Massacres/Mass Murder · Nebraska

Charles Starkweather, killer of 11, is executed

June 25, 1959 Lincoln, Nebraska 20-year-old Charles Starkweather is executed in the electric chair for murder Starkweather was 18 when he met his future girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, who was 13 at the time. A year later, Starkweather robbed and killed a service station attendant who had refused to sell Starkweather a stuffed animal on… Continue reading Charles Starkweather, killer of 11, is executed

England · Newspaper clippings

Illustrated Police News: killer corset and baby farm, among others

The cover of The Illustrated Police News Published June 25, 1870 The stories illustrated on the cover include a woman who died as a result of tight lacing on her corset, and an investigation into a baby farm which revealed the bodies of at least two children. Corsets have been used for centuries to achieve… Continue reading Illustrated Police News: killer corset and baby farm, among others

Arkansas · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man executed for the 6-day killing spree which claimed the lives of 16, mostly his family members

June 25, 1990 Lincoln County, Arkansas Ronald Gene Simmons is executed for a 6-day murder spree in which he killed 16 people, including 14 of his family members as young as a year old Starting on December 22, 1987, Simmons began shooting, strangling, or drowning 14 members of his family: his wife, 6 daughters (one… Continue reading Man executed for the 6-day killing spree which claimed the lives of 16, mostly his family members

Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Man rapes, murders toddler

June 25, 1976 Mississippi Jimmy Lee Gray rapes and murders 3-year-old Deressa Jean Scales Gray had recently been paroled following an Arizona murder conviction of his 16-year-old girlfriend Elda L. Prince when he killed Deressa Jean Scales on June 25, 1976. He kidnapped the toddler, sodomized her, and pushed her head into a creek to… Continue reading Man rapes, murders toddler