The Illustrated Police News: “peeping tom” thrown into bath after being discovered; six nuns buried under debris of collapsed convent

Cover of The Illustrated Police News Published August 5, 1899 A man caught spying on female bathers was thrown into the bath and left “a sadder, wetter, wiser man.” Another article mentioned on the cover involves six nuns being buried alive, though “buried alive” is an optimistic approach to the story; the nuns’ “shockingly mutilated”…

Vintage mugshot: safe-cracker (1924)

August 5, 1924 New South Wales, Australia Mug shot of Guiseppe Fiori, alias Permontto No information is associated with this photograph, though Fiori had been previously arrested under safe-cracking charges [Source | Sydney Living Museums]

Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

August 5, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marie Noe is arrested for the murders of 8 of her 10 children From 1949 to 1968, the Noe family had a consistent string of seemingly bad luck: none of their children lived past 14 months. Two of the babies never made it home, one being stillborn due to an…

Suspected serial killer Joe Roy Metheny dies

August 5, 2017 Cumberland, Maryland Suspected serial killer Joseph Roy Metheny dies in prison During an alleged and unconfirmed jailhouse confession, Metheny claimed to have killed 10 people and cooked parts of their bodies to serve to customers at his barbecue stand. (The “confession” has been reported by several news outlets, most of whom reference…