California · Female Killers

Nurse kills pregnant woman, cuts baby from womb to claim as her own

May 15, 1975 Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California Norma Jean Armistead kills Kathryn Viramontes to steal her baby Armistead, an obstetrics nurse, visited Viramontes at her apartment. Viramontes was then anesthetized intravenously and stabbed, receiving a deep gash to her neck which penetrated her spine. The victim was 9-months pregnant at the time of her… Continue reading Nurse kills pregnant woman, cuts baby from womb to claim as her own

France · Political

The assassination of Good King Henri

May 14, 1610 Paris, Kingdom of France King Henri IV, also known as “Henri the Good,” is assassinated François Ravaillac was a Catholic zealot and is suspected by some modern historians to have been schizophrenic. He had previously attempted to petition Henri, who had converted to Catholicism in 1593, on several occasions to exile or… Continue reading The assassination of Good King Henri

Executions · Louisiana · Newspaper clippings

Man murders 12-year-old after months of sexual abuse

May 13, 1892 New Orleans, Louisiana Dr. Etienne Deschamps (61) is hanged for the sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old Juliette Dietsch Deschamps was described in newspapers as a quack doctor, using hypnotic and magnetic techniques on his patients when he wasn’t practicing dentistry. He eventually became friends with Juliette’s father, Jules Dietsch, and Jules’… Continue reading Man murders 12-year-old after months of sexual abuse

China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 7 children, 2 adults, self after property dispute

May 12, 2010 Hanzhong, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China Wu Huanming (48) kills 9 and injured 12 at a kindergarten following a property dispute Wu was the owner of a two-story building which was partially rented to Wu Hongying (50, no relation to Wu Huanming) who ran a private kindergarten. Wu Hongying’s lease expired in… Continue reading Man kills 7 children, 2 adults, self after property dispute

England · Female Killers

Woman fatally stomps husband’s groin after argument with another wife

May 11, 1744 London, England Lydia Adler fatally stomps her husband’s groin after an argument with another of his wives On May 11, Lydia later testified, she and one of John Adler’s other wives got into an argument. Both women insisted they were the man’s lawful wife. The other woman slapped Lydia across the face… Continue reading Woman fatally stomps husband’s groin after argument with another wife