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…

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…

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…

Man hanged for rape

January 5, 1894 Bardstown, Kentucky Phil Evans (20) is hanged for raping a 12-year-old girl On October 15, 1893, Evans and a man named Ed Hall got drunk together, and Evans agreed to assist Hall home. When they arrived at Hall’s house, Evans laid Hall down onto a haystack where he immediately fell asleep. Evans…