England · Executions · Female Killers

The “Yorkshire Witch” is executed for fatally poisoning client

March 20, 1809 York, North Yorkshire, England Mary Bateman, the “Yorkshire Witch,” is hanged for murder Bateman, looking to bolster her husband’s modest income, began to tell fortunes in 1799 but soon offered her services as a “screwer-down,” claiming to use phantoms to immobilize her clients’ enemies, and sold various other supposed spells and charms.… Continue reading The “Yorkshire Witch” is executed for fatally poisoning client

Arkansas · Executions

“Crime tourist” executed for murder

March 18, 1938 Tucker, Arkansas Lester Brocklehurst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of a man during a robbery Brocklehurst (sometimes spelled Brockelhurst) was a former Mormon Sunday school teacher turned “crime tourist,” as the press at the time referred to him. Beginning on March of 1937, Brocklehurst and his 18-year-old girlfriend Bernice Felton… Continue reading “Crime tourist” executed for murder

Executions · Kentucky

Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

March 15, 1946 Eddyville, Kentucky Anderson Adkins (33) is executed for the murders of three and the attempted murder of a fourth At the time of the shootings, Anderson and his wife — identified as Mrs. Elmo Adkins — had recently divorced. Additionally, Anderson has been denied custody of their son Jimmy, which angered him.… Continue reading Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

Executions · Iowa

Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

March 9, 1923 Fort Madison, Iowa Earl Throst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of Inga Magnusson Magnusson (sometimes spelled Magnussen) was a 21-year-old teacher of a one-room schoolhouse in Allamakee County, Iowa, though she lived with her parents in Houston County, Minnesota, roughly 40 miles (64 km) north of the school. When she… Continue reading Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

Executions · Wales

Man executed for killing daughter, apparently to live with new wife without his children

March 1, 1886 Swansea, Wales Thomas Nash (39, pictured) is hanged for the murder of his daughter Nash was a widower when he met his second wife, though he failed to inform her of his two children. He left the girls (17-year-old Sarah and 6-year-old Martha Ann) in the care of Mrs. Goodwin whom he… Continue reading Man executed for killing daughter, apparently to live with new wife without his children