Executions · Newspaper clippings · Scotland

Man thrown from window during a robbery attempt gone wrong

From The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Western Countries and South Wales Adviser (Bristol, England) Published June 18, 1853 In Glasgow, two men got drunk, were invited by some women back to a “low den” (a place of low moral values, including brothels, gambling houses, or seedy bars), where they were given more alcohol until… Continue reading Man thrown from window during a robbery attempt gone wrong

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Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

June 8, 1913 Winchburg, West Lothian, Scotland The bodies of two boys tied together are retrieved from a rock quarry, later found to be two brothers aged 4 and 6 The bodies were not immediately recognizable as they were covered in adipocere, a waxy substance created by decomposing fat which encases the body, sometimes called… Continue reading Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

Female Killers · Scotland

8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

April 21, 1934 Aberdeen, Scotland The body of missing 8-year-old Helen Priestly is found in a sack under stairs in her tenement Popular theory holds a neighbor, Jeanie Donald, tired of the child ringing her doorbell and disappearing, jumped out at the child to scare her. The fright startled Helen to the point the child… Continue reading 8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

Newspaper clippings · Scotland

Sleepwalking father kills toddler

April 10, 1878 South Side, Glasgow, Scotland Simon Fraser, long-time sufferer of Somnambulism (sleepwalking), picks up his sleeping 18-month-old son and repeatedly bashes the baby against the door, floors, and wall. The child suffered fractures to the skull and lacerations to the brain before he dies around two hours later. When asked about the incident,… Continue reading Sleepwalking father kills toddler

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Scotland

Dunblane school massacre

March 13, 1996 Dunblane, Scotland Thomas Hamilton, armed with 2 9mm Browning HPs and 2 Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, shoots children and teachers indiscriminately, killing 17 and wounding 15 before killing himself Hamilton had recently been facing rumors of inappropriate conduct towards young boys in the boys' clubs he directed. This included… Continue reading Dunblane school massacre