California · Executions · Female Killers

Woman executed for hiring men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law

August 8, 1962 San Quentin, California Elizabeth Duncan becomes the fourth and last woman to be executed in California Duncan was executed for hiring two men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law. Her son Frank had met nurse Olga Kupczyk while she cared for Elizabeth following an attempted suicide. The two married in secret; when Frank… Continue reading Woman executed for hiring men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law

England · Executions

Man executed for murdering young daughter by poring sulfuric acid down her throat

August 8, 1846 York, England John Rodda is hanged for murdering his young daughter by pouring vitriol (an archaic term for sulfuric acid) down her throat The child was Mary Rodda, reported as either 18- or 21-months-old. She was fed an amount of vitriol oil, obtained shortly before the murder. At trial, the druggist who… Continue reading Man executed for murdering young daughter by poring sulfuric acid down her throat

Crime Scene Photography · Serial Killers · Texas

Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

August 8, 1973 Pasadena, Texas Serial rapist/torturer/killer Dean Corll is shot and killed by one of his accomplices Corll had killed at least 27 victims, whose ages ranged from 9 to 19. All the victims were boys or young men, lured with candy from his family's candy factory for younger victims, or glue- and paint-sniffing… Continue reading Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

Arizona · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: an endorsement for Red Robin before his execution

Famous Last Words Daniel Cook Florence, Arizona August 8, 2012 "I'd like to say sorry to the victim's family. I know that's not enough. Where am I? To my lawyers, thank you. Red Robin, yum. I'm done. I love you." Cook was executed by lethal injection for raping, torturing, and strangling 26-year-old Carlos Cruz-Ramos and… Continue reading FLW: an endorsement for Red Robin before his execution

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 8

Birthdays:Famed stander and walker Rory Calhoun (August 8, 1922 - April 28, 1999), starred in Night of the Lepus (1972), Motel Hell (1980), Hell Comes to Frog Town (1988), and “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Oil’s Well That Ends Well). Keith Carradine (August 8, 1949), who starred in Hex (aka Charms, 1973), Blackout (1985), “Perversions… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 8