Executions · Ohio

Man executed for the murder of his teenage robbery accomplice

January 10, 1936 Eddyville, Kentucky Neal Bowman is executed for murdering his 17-year-old robbery accomplice Bowman had been involved in a robbery gang in Kentucky after escaping from an Ohio “prison for the criminal insane.” One of his gang mates was Comer Franklin, a 17-year-old who apparently wanted to leave his criminal life behind. Fearing… Continue reading Man executed for the murder of his teenage robbery accomplice

New York

Man kills young sons with hatchet

January 9, 1999 Manhattan, New York Ronald Short (pictured, center) kills his two sons with a foot-long hammer-headed hatchet On January 9, Ronald and his wife Yolanta argued culminating with Ronald slapping Yolanta. Yolanta left their apartment, threatening to leave him and take their children with her. When she returned to their home, her husband… Continue reading Man kills young sons with hatchet

School Violence · Texas

Teen kills self in front of class

January 8, 1991 Richardson, Texas 15-year-old Jeremy Delle kills himself in front of his classmates During his second-period English class, Delle left the room briefly after telling his teacher he needed to retrieve a medical slip from his locker to excuse his tardiness. He returned, stood near the teacher’s desk, said “This is what I… Continue reading Teen kills self in front of class

California · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for the rape, murder, and mutilation of two women

January 7, 1898 San Quentin, California Theodore Durrant is executed for the rape, murder, and mutilation of two women William Henry Theodore Durrant, a 23-year-old medical student and Sunday school assistant superintendent, had killed Blanche Lamont (20) and Minnie Flora Williams (21) within nine days of each other in April of 1895. Williams’ body was… Continue reading Man executed for the rape, murder, and mutilation of two women

Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Teen executed for killing woman and her son after he became “drunk with music”

January 6, 1928 Columbus, Ohio 17-year-old Floyd Hewitt is executed for the murder of a woman and her 5-year-old son On February 13, 1927, Hewitt (16 at the time of the murder) was visiting Celia Brown (27) to listen to their radio. According to Hewitt, the music made him “feel queer inside” and “drunk with… Continue reading Teen executed for killing woman and her son after he became “drunk with music”