Female Killers · Illinois

Woman killed by partner who wanted to date another

March 15, 2007 Villa Park, Illinois Rebecca Klein (32, pictured) is killed by her romantic partner Nicole Abusharif (28) Klein and Abusharif had been partners for 7 years, though Abusharif began dating another woman for over a year before Klein’s murder. According to the other woman, she was told Klein was simply Abusharif’s roommate while… Continue reading Woman killed by partner who wanted to date another

Executions · Kentucky

Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

March 15, 1946 Eddyville, Kentucky Anderson Adkins (33) is executed for the murders of three and the attempted murder of a fourth At the time of the shootings, Anderson and his wife — identified as Mrs. Elmo Adkins — had recently divorced. Additionally, Anderson has been denied custody of their son Jimmy, which angered him.… Continue reading Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

Illinois

Crime syndicate boss’s body found 4 months after disappearance

March 14, 1981 Chicago, Illinois The body of William “Butch” Petrocelli (43, pictured) is found Petrocelli, a crime syndicate boss at the time of his death, went missing on December 30, 1980. His body was found nearly 4 months later, decomposing in the backseat of a parked car. Petrocelli had paper stuffed in his mouth… Continue reading Crime syndicate boss’s body found 4 months after disappearance

Illinois

Teen dies in a faked suicide orchestrated by mother

March 13, 1922 Chicago, Illinois Margaret Shader (16, pictured) is fatally shot According to Margaret’s family, the teen had become despondent when her mother refused to allow her to marry her boyfriend, Frank Lee (16), on the basis of his race. The location of the pistol used to take Margaret’s life was near the body… Continue reading Teen dies in a faked suicide orchestrated by mother

Australia

Body of robbery victim found floating in river

March 12, 1872 Sydney, New South Wales The body of John Bridger (pictured) is found floating in the Parramatta River As a laborer rowed down the river, he spotted something floating in the water. As he drew closer he discovered it was a decomposing body and notified the authorities. The corpse had been weighed down… Continue reading Body of robbery victim found floating in river