England · Executions · Serial Killers

“Brides in the Bath” killer executed

August 13, 1915 Maidstone, Kent, England Serial bigamist and murderer George Joseph Smith is hanged Smith had found a career in marrying women bigamously, clearing out their savings, then skipping town only to assume a new name and begin the process anew. Somewhere along the line, Smith realized he could make even more money from… Continue reading “Brides in the Bath” killer executed

Kansas · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

August 13, 1903 Winfield, Kansas Gilbert Twigg fires a shotgun at a bandstand, killing 9 and wounding at least 25 before killing himself Twigg used a double-barreled shotgun to fire at the band and its audience, killing six at the scene; another three died of their wounds later. He then pulled a revolver to end… Continue reading Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

Female Killers · India

Man stabbed, stoned, mutilated after going unpunished for various crimes after a decade

August 13, 2004 Nagpur, India Accused serial rapist Akku Yadav is lynched by a group of 200 women Yadav had been accused of raping women for over a decade. The women had reported the assaults to police, but police seemed unconcerned with the crimes, some going so far as to outright blame the victims as… Continue reading Man stabbed, stoned, mutilated after going unpunished for various crimes after a decade

Female Killers · New York

Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

August 13, 1998 Bedford, New York Waneta Hoyt dies in prison from pancreatic cancer Hoyt was convicted of killing her five biological children between 1965 and 1971. Her longest-living child was 28-months-old when he died, but the next 4 were between 2- and 3-months-old when they died. The initial suspicion of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome… Continue reading Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 13

Birthdays:The legendary Alfred Hitchcock (August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980), who directed The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1956), Strangers on a Train (1951), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” The Birds (1963), and Frenzy (1972). Debi Mazar (August 13, 1964), who starred… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 13