Female Killers · Virginia

Teen executed for murder of her employer

August 16, 1912 Richmond, Virginia Virginia Christian (17) is executed in the electric chair for the murder of her employer Christian's employer, Ida Virginia Belote, had a habit of mistreating her teenaged maid, often hitting Christian. On March 18, 1912, an argument between the two broke out as Belote accused Christian of stealing a skirt… Continue reading Teen executed for murder of her employer

Ohio · Serial Killers

The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

August 16, 1938 Cleveland, Ohio The bodies of the final 2 victims of the Cleveland Torso Killer are found During a three-year span, the Torso Killer killed, decapitated, sometimes castrated, and occasionally dismembered at least 12 victims. However, as the bodies of the victims were found months or years after their deaths, it's probable there… Continue reading The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois

Teenager murdered, dismembered

August 16, 1957 Chicago, Illinois 15-year-old Judith Mae Anderson disappears while walking home from a friend's house Anderson was last seen on August 16. Six days later, a 55-gallon drum (pictured) was discovered, containing the her body minus the head, right arm, and left hand. On August 24, a 5-gallon bucket with the missing remains… Continue reading Teenager murdered, dismembered

Alabama · Female Killers

Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

August 16, 2008 Russellville, Alabama Christine Scott kills her 6-year-old son Mason in a house fire The fire started in the Scott house on or near the bed of Mason’s brother, Noah (4). Christine told investigators Noah had been sleeping in her room when the fire started. She also claimed an outlet in the boys’… Continue reading Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 16

Birthdays:James Cameron (August 16, 1954), who wrote and directed Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), and Terminator 2 (1991). He also created the television series “Dark Angel” and co-wrote the screenplay for Alita: Battle Angel (2018). Rachel Talalay (August 16, 1958), who directed Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Ghost… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 16