Man’s televised execution is botched

February 10, 1998 Guatemala City, Guatemala Manuel Martinez Coronado is executed for the murders of 7 Coronado had been convicted of killing a family of seven — including four children ages 2 to 12 — in 1995 following a land dispute. He was convicted, primarily upon the testimony of a 10-year-old witness, though Amnesty International…

Man kills family, self when he fears they will all starve

February 11, 1927 Utica, New York Guy Taylor kills his family and himself after becoming unemployed Guy, who had recently found himself unemployed, was suspected to have killed his family to spare them death from starvation. The bodies of the Taylor family were discovered on February 18, a week after the murders are believed to…