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

Georgia · Newspaper clippings

Woman is attacked by husband with knife and axe

February 12, 1885 Monroe, Georgia William McGaughey fatally attacks his wife Mollie The attack was in part witnessed by Mollie’s teenaged daughter from a previous marriage. The daughter, Mattie, stated she heard a thump come from a closed room and peeked through a knothole in the wall to investigate. When this proved too difficult to… Continue reading Woman is attacked by husband with knife and axe

Executions · Georgia · Newspaper clippings

Two men executed for beating and shootings deaths of elderly couple

February 9, 1940 Reidsville, Georgia James Fisher (alias James Johnson) and Joe Mathis are executed for the murders of an elderly couple during a robbery On September 12, 1939, John E. and Emma Trainer (ages 73 and 72 respectively) were killed in the dining room of their home. The apparent motive was robbery; the couple… Continue reading Two men executed for beating and shootings deaths of elderly couple