Man executed for murder of his common-law wife, whom he battered and sliced to death

January 5, 1926Birmingham, EnglandJohn Fisher is executed for the murder of his romantic partner, though the executioner nearly hangs a guard in his place Fisher had been romantically involved with Ada Taylor (some sources erroneously report her name as Ida) for 14 years. The couple lived together with Taylor’s daughter from a previous relationship, Jessie…

Man kills his wife with antifreeze and battery acid

December 4, 2006Near Bethany, MissouriAnna Yoder Borntreger (26) dies, ostensibly from liver problems Anna’s death, while sudden, was not presumed to have been foul play, primarily because she had been ill for a short while prior to her death. Some of her family had their suspicions, however. “They felt that maybe it wasn’t actually a…

Woman killed, mutilated by husband

April 5, 2012 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Yuee Zhou (73) is killed and partially dismembered in her home Zhou was found by her son during a daily visit. She was found facedown in a pool of blood with extensive injuries while her husband, Jieming Liu (79, pictured), calmly sat in a rocking chair, with blood on his…