Canada · Female Killers

Torso of man killed by wife is found

March 16, 1946 Hamilton, Ontario The torso of a man, later identified as John Dick (pictured), is found The body was found by a group of five schoolchildren while they were hiking. They could not tell what the torso was at first but decided it was suspicious and elected to inform authorities of the discovery… Continue reading Torso of man killed by wife is found

Canada · Executions

Man hanged, possibly wrongfully, for the murder of a teenage tourist

February 10, 1956 Montreal, Quebec Wilbert Coffin (pictured) is hanged for the murder of an American tourist Eugene Lindsay, his 17-year-old son Richard, and 20-year-old family friend Frederick Claar traveled from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania to the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec to hunt bears. They departed on June 5, 1953 and were last seen on June 10,… Continue reading Man hanged, possibly wrongfully, for the murder of a teenage tourist

Canada · Female Killers

Woman kills daughter, attempts to kill self

March 19, 2001 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Rachel Capra Craig kills her 14-year-old daughter Chelsea (pictured) and attempts to kill herself Chelsea had Rett Syndrome, a neurological condition which prevented Chelsea from speaking, feeding herself, or breathing normally, among other issues, while Rachel had been suicidal and attempted to kill herself with a lethal combination of… Continue reading Woman kills daughter, attempts to kill self

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Last man publicly hanged in Canada, executed for killing of father, brutal murder of stepmother

December 7, 1869 Goderich, Ontario Nicholas Melady (alt. spelling: Mellady) is hanged for the murder of his father and step mother On June 19, 1868, the bodies of Nicholas Melady Sr. and his wife Ellen were found murdered in their bed. The date of their deaths was estimated to have been nearly two weeks before… Continue reading Last man publicly hanged in Canada, executed for killing of father, brutal murder of stepmother

Canada · Female Killers

Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean

August 18, 2003 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Zachary Turner (1) is drugged by his mother and strapped to her chest before she jumps into the Atlantic Ocean Zachary's mother, Shirley Jane Turner, was a suspect in the murder of Zachary's father, Andrew David Bagby, at the time of the murder-suicide. Bagby had… Continue reading Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean