Confessed serial killer executed

July 30, 1923Waco, TexasConfessed serial killer Roy Mitchell is executed Multiple murders were committed in or near Waco, Texas over the course of a year, beginning in February of 1922 and ending in January of 1923. On February 11, 1922, 13-year-old Homer Turk was visiting W. H. Barker, his wife (either Lulu, Lou, or Lula),…

Woman who had been convicted of the murder of her son and the attempted murder of her fiancé is executed for the murder of her husband

March 30, 1998FloridaJudias “Judy” Buenoano is executed for the murder of her husband On September 16, 1971, James Goodyear died at the age of 37; his cause of death was attributed to pneumonia and heart failure. His wife Judy Goodyear received $33,000 in life insurance benefits as well as $62,000 in indemnity compensation from the…

Man executed for former sister-in-law’s murder

March 15, 1946Eddyville, KentuckyAnderson Adkins (34, pictured center) is executed for a murder committed during a custody dispute Anderson and his wife, Elmo Bentley Adkins, had recently divorced, and Anderson had blamed the influence of his in-laws for the dissolution of his marriage. Elmo had been granted custody of the couple’s 11-year-old son and Adkins…