Alabama · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for rape and murder of woman in front of her children

July 14, 1989 Atmore, Alabama Horace Dunkins Jr. is executed for tying a woman to a tree, raping her, and stabbing her nearly 70 times Dunkins' victim was 26-year-old mother of four Lynn McCurry. In 1980, Dunkins and an accomplice, Frank Harris, claimed to be interested in purchasing a go-cart McCurry was selling. When she… Continue reading Man executed for rape and murder of woman in front of her children

Illinois · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 8 nursing students in their dorm

July 14, 1966 Chicago, Illinois Richard Speck kills 8 nursing students in their dormitory, leaving a sole survivor who escaped by hiding under a bed The nurses were raped, tortured, and killed by being strangled or stabbed. The victims were: Gloria Davy (22): strangled with strips of a bed sheet Patricia Matusek (20): punched in… Continue reading Man kills 8 nursing students in their dorm

Graves · Nevada · Newspaper clippings

Man dies from eating library paste

July 14, 1908 Goldfield, Nevada An unknown man dies after eating library paste Little is known about the man, though the county physician found he was “nearly starved” when he ate the contents of a jar of library paste. The paste was primarily comprised of water and either flour or starch, which may have prompted… Continue reading Man dies from eating library paste