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),…

Man executed for murders of wife, two young children

February 16, 1906Chicago, IllinoisJohn Mueller is executed for the murders of his wife and two young daughters Around 2:30 a.m. on January 11, 1905, neighbors of the Mueller family heard shots and a muffled scream which seemed to end abruptly. One of the neighbors ran to the street where he encountered two detectives whom he…

Man executed for killing acquaintance over a torn shirt

January 14, 1910Richmond, VirginiaThurman Spinner is executed for the axe murder of an acquaintance after the victim tore his shirt Spinner (as he’s recorded in the Library of Virginia records) or Skinner (as most newspapers referred to him) had been ‘possum hunting with Charles W. Noell (21) and several others near Colfax, Virginia on October…