Executions · Female Killers · France · Serial Killers

Mass-poisoner executed

February 26, 1852* Rennes, France Hélène Jégado is executed for murder * Note: the exact date of Jégado’s execution seems to be up for debate, with sources claiming either February 26 or 27, 1852, March 1852, or December 1851. For this entry, I chose to use the date listed in Fatal Violence: Case Studies and… Continue reading Mass-poisoner executed

Executions · Illinois · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer Johann Hoch is executed

February 23, 1906 Chicago, Illinois Johann Hoch* (pictured front left) is hanged for murder (* Hoch was the name he was best known by at the time of his execution. According to newspapers at the time, Hoch used a variety of aliases, changing both his fore- and surnames to suit his needs. These names included,… Continue reading Suspected serial killer Johann Hoch is executed

Scotland · Serial Killers · unsolved

Unsolved: Patricia Docker, Bible John’s first confirmed victim

February 22, 1968 Glasgow, Scotland Patricia Docker, the first confirmed victim of “Bible John,” is killed Docker visited the Barrowland Ballroom on February 22 where she presumably met her killer. She was found the following day, nude and strangled. The second victim was Jemima McDonald (sometimes spelled MacDonald), killed on August 16, 1969 while the… Continue reading Unsolved: Patricia Docker, Bible John’s first confirmed victim

California · Serial Killers

The first victim of “The Gorilla Killer” is murdered

February 20, 1926 San Francisco, California Clara Newman is killed, becoming the first known victim of serial killer Earle Nelson (pictured) Before Nelson was identified, the press dubbed him the “Gorilla Killer,” as he was described, as the Northern Territory Times reported, as “a degenerate with huge hairy hands.” (As you can see in the… Continue reading The first victim of “The Gorilla Killer” is murdered

China · Executions · Serial Killers

Man executed for the murders of 67 over 4 years

February 14, 2004 Luohe, Henan, China Serial killer Yang Xinhai (杨新海) is executed Over a 4-year span Yang killed 67 people, sometimes slaying entire families at once. Yang’s weapons of choice were primarily hammers and meat cleavers, and he noted he used a new hammer during each attack. The spree stretched over four provinces which… Continue reading Man executed for the murders of 67 over 4 years