Australia · Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers

Baby farmer hanged for death of 2 babies

January 15, 1894 Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Francis Lydia Alice Knorr is executed for the deaths of 2 infants Depression-era Australia was a hard time for most, with jobs few and far between and no public welfare available to assist those who were struggling. Because of this, many turned to petty crime to make ends… Continue reading Baby farmer hanged for death of 2 babies

Executions · Female Killers · New York · Newspaper clippings

Ruth Snyder’s execution photo makes the front page

From the Daily News Published Friday, January 13, 1928 This front page photo was a rare spectacle of the time, as cameras weren't (and still aren't) allowed during execution. Photographer Tom Howard snuck a single-plate camera into the execution, strapped to his ankle with a button to the shutter located in his jacket pocket. Because… Continue reading Ruth Snyder’s execution photo makes the front page

Female Killers · Texas

Husband stabbed nearly 200 times after tied to bed

January 13, 2003 Houston, Texas Susan Wright (26) ties her husband Jeff (34) to their bed and stabs him 193 times Shortly before the murder, Jeff had dug a hole in the couple's yard as part of a home improvement project. On January 13, Susan tied Jeff to their bed, stabbed him 193 times with… Continue reading Husband stabbed nearly 200 times after tied to bed

Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers · North Carolina

FLW: smart enough to not tell husband she had a child by another man

Famous Last Words Matilda Carter North Carolina January 13, 1882 "Folks, hear me, as I'se to be hanged. I'se free from any guilt about Nash Carter. I had a child by another man, but was smart enough to keep my husband from knowing it." Carter (22-year-old mother of 6, mostly with different fathers) and 3… Continue reading FLW: smart enough to not tell husband she had a child by another man

Female Killers · Florida

Mother murders son, attempts to kill self on Christmas

December 25, 2008 Port St. Lucie, Florida Eryn Allegra smothers her 8-year-old before trying to commit suicide Allegra had recently faced financial difficulties after losing her job and became depressed and suicidal. She planned to kill not only herself but also her 8-year-old son Tristan Michael Allegra, claiming she didn't want to leave him behind… Continue reading Mother murders son, attempts to kill self on Christmas