Wales

Mother, grandmother, and grandchildren beaten to death in their home

June 27, 1999 Clydach, Swansea, Wales Mandy Power, her disabled mother, and her two young daughters are beaten to death and burned Power (34), her disabled mother (80), and her children (8 and 10) were each bludgeoned with an iron pole. Power was beaten 38 times, and a sex toy was inserted into her after… Continue reading Mother, grandmother, and grandchildren beaten to death in their home

California · Crime Scene Photography

Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

June 27, 1942 Los Angeles, California The body of Mary Rickard is found several days after her death I could find little else on this case aside from what is provided in the caption. I checked alternate spellings of Mary and/or Rickards and searched newspapers.com, FindAGrave.com, and FamilySearch.org but unfortunately I could not find anything.… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

Executions · New York · Newspaper clippings

Man goes to execution with smile on his face

June 27, 1904 Ossining, New York Frank Henry Burness is executed in the electric chair, wearing a smile on his face Burness was convicted and executed for the death of Captain George B. Townsend over $20 which Burness claimed Townsend owed. Burness also confessed to four other murders, but these potential victims and the validity… Continue reading Man goes to execution with smile on his face

Newspaper clippings

Illustrated Police Journal: skeleton bites burglar

From The Illustrated Police News Published June 27, 1874 The Illustrated Police News published interesting, sensational, and often exaggerated news from 1864 to 1938. Its signature was an illustrated cover designed to attract readers. The story of the skeleton biting a burglar was printed as follows: A Skeleton in the closet is not generally considered… Continue reading Illustrated Police Journal: skeleton bites burglar