Executions · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Man hanged for killing wife, children with axe

March 30, 1899 Harrisonville, Missouri Edwin Bates Soper is hanged for the murder of his wife and two children In April 1891, Soper suddenly announced to neighbors and acquaintances he had heard of a local “blind tiger” (an illegal saloon) and had decided to move there, then quickly sold his butcher shop and moved away.… Continue reading Man hanged for killing wife, children with axe

Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing woman with chisel during robbery

March 26, 1886 Chicago, Illinois Frank Mulkowski is hanged for killing a woman during a robbery Mulkowski had become acquainted with Joseph Kledzeick around 6 weeks before the killing, and was thus familiar with the times Joseph would not be at home. He entered the Kledzeick home on August 22, 1885 and, either after being… Continue reading Man executed for killing woman with chisel during robbery

England · Executions · Female Killers · Serial Killers

Suspected serial poisoner executed

March 24, 1873 Durham, England Mary Ann Cotton (34, pictured) is executed for the murder of her stepson Cotton, who eventually was given the nickname “The Dark Angel,” had a streak of suspicious deaths following her, including three husbands, her mother, a lodger, and twelve children (either her own or her stepchildren). The deaths in… Continue reading Suspected serial poisoner executed

Executions · Wyoming

Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes

March 22, 1881 Cheyenne, Wyoming George Parrott, alias Big Nose George, is lynched following a failed jailbreak Parrott and a group of other bandits had robbed people of thousands of dollars over several months, culminating with an attempt to derail a train carrying payroll. The group had loosened a railroad spike which they tied a… Continue reading Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes

Executions · Kentucky

Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult

March 21, 1884 Columbia, Kentucky Brothers Champ and Rudolph “Rude” Fitzpatrick are hanged for murder The Fitzpatricks worked for a farmer with another man, Miller Brewster, whom their employer favored, which festered jealousy and hatred among the brothers. The animosity grew until August 6, 1883, when Champ approached Brewster on the street, accusing him of… Continue reading Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult