Teen executed for murder of her employer

August 16, 1912 Richmond, Virginia Virginia Christian (17) is executed in the electric chair for the murder of her employer Christian's employer, Ida Virginia Belote, had a habit of mistreating her teenaged maid, often hitting Christian. On March 18, 1912, an argument between the two broke out as Belote accused Christian of stealing a skirt…

The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

August 16, 1938 Cleveland, Ohio The bodies of the final 2 victims of the Cleveland Torso Killer are found During a three-year span, the Torso Killer killed, decapitated, sometimes castrated, and occasionally dismembered at least 12 victims. However, as the bodies of the victims were found months or years after their deaths, it's probable there…

Teenager murdered, dismembered

August 16, 1957 Chicago, Illinois 15-year-old Judith Mae Anderson disappears while walking home from a friend's house Anderson was last seen on August 16. Six days later, a 55-gallon drum (pictured) was discovered, containing the her body minus the head, right arm, and left hand. On August 24, a 5-gallon bucket with the missing remains…

Today in Horror History: August 16

Birthdays:James Cameron (August 16, 1954), who wrote and directed Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), and Terminator 2 (1991). He also created the television series “Dark Angel” and co-wrote the screenplay for Alita: Battle Angel (2018). Rachel Talalay (August 16, 1958), who directed Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Ghost…