Man executed for killing wife

March 31, 1893 Macon, Georgia Louis Lewis is hanged for the murder of his wife The crime occurred on September 16, 1890. According to Annie Dillon, Louis’ employer at a dairy farm, she and another employee, Hattie Peck, were in a room talking with Louis’ wife Melinda Lewis when Louis entered in a “quarrelsome mood.”…

Man uses pre-teen son to facilitate suicide

May 19, 1911 Greenwich, Connecticut Fred Husted, a wealthy farmer, informed his wife he felt too unwell to accompany her to run an errand. With Mrs. Husted out of the home, Fred convinced his 12-year-old son Lester to pull the trigger of a shotgun under the pretense he wanted to hear the firing mechanism to…

Man murders woman after attempting to force her to marry him

May 18, 1801 Dedham, Massachusetts Jason Fairbanks murders Elizabeth Fales after trying to force her into marriage Fairbanks (21) and Fales (18) had a friendly relationship, though whether this relationship extended into romance is not certain. What is known is Fairbanks was enamored with Fales, so much so he informed his friends he intended to…

The body of “Tent Girl” found

May 17, 1968 Near Georgetown, Kentucky The decomposing body of a woman, later dubbed the “Tent Girl,” is found The badly decomposed, nude body of a young woman, initially suspected to be in her late teens, was found by Wilbur Riddle near the side of US Highway 25. She was wrapped in a fabric similar…