England · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murder of wife

February 21, 1877 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Richard Insole (24) is executed for the murder of his wife Richard and his wife, Sarah Ann Insole (22), had reportedly been having marital difficulties for some time. Richard had recently served six weeks in prison for physically assaulting Sarah in July 1876, then refused to financially support her… Continue reading Man executed for murder of wife

Massacres/Mass Murder · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Man kills stepmother, 4 siblings over financial dispute

February 19, 1901 Kennett, Missouri James Tettaton (29) is hanged for the murders of his step-mother and 4 siblings (Note: Newspapers report the family by a variety of names, including Tettalon and Tetterton, though the grave of Mrs. M. J. Tettaton establishes the correct spelling.) On April 25, 1899, neighbors of the widow Malinda Jane… Continue reading Man kills stepmother, 4 siblings over financial dispute

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

February 17, 1905 Owensboro, Kentucky Roy Green (17, pictured) is hanged for beating a man with a piece of wood then impaling his throat with a splinter from the broken lumber James E. Coomes was killed on July 31, 1904. According to Green’s confession, he and Coomes were strangers but became friendly, and Coomes invited… Continue reading Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

New York · Newspaper clippings

Man’s mummified remains found a year after his death

February 15, 2007 Southampton, New York The mummified remains of Vincenzo Riccardi (70) are found 13 months after his death Riccardi (sometimes erroneously named as Ricardo by the press) was last seen in December 2005 by a caregiver. Riccardi, who was blind and diabetic, first hired Adriana Molina for basic housekeeping but she also provided… Continue reading Man’s mummified remains found a year after his death

Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man hanged for assault and murder of 4-year-old

February 13, 1915 Chicago, Illinois Roswell Smith (27) is hanged for the murder of 4-year-old Hazel Weinstein On July 7, 1914, Smith lured Weinstein into a vacant building where he sexually assaulted her and either smothered or strangled her to silence her cries. Smith then carried Weinstein’s body into a house “with the pose of… Continue reading Man hanged for assault and murder of 4-year-old