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FLW: an endorsement for Red Robin before his execution

Famous Last Words Daniel Cook Florence, Arizona August 8, 2012 "I'd like to say sorry to the victim's family. I know that's not enough. Where am I? To my lawyers, thank you. Red Robin, yum. I'm done. I love you." Cook was executed by lethal injection for raping, torturing, and strangling 26-year-old Carlos Cruz-Ramos and… Continue reading FLW: an endorsement for Red Robin before his execution

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Young girl’s body found, buried under the name “Little Miss Nobody” when no one claims her

July 31, 1960 Congress, Arizona An unidentified young girl between the ages of 3 and 6 years old is found burned and partially buried The girl, nicknamed "Little Miss Nobody," was found approximately 2 weeks after her death and, despite the fact her body was in a state of advanced decay, her face was considered… Continue reading Young girl’s body found, buried under the name “Little Miss Nobody” when no one claims her

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Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Kenneth Dale Wakefield is found naked and covered in blood after decapitating his wife and their dogs and mutilating himself Wakefield had a history of mental illness; he and his wife Trina Heisch had met while serving 10 year terms in a mental health facility, both for stabbing relatives. He… Continue reading Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

Arizona · Graves

Woman murdered by her lover following a drunken argument

July 11, 1889 Near Tombstone, Arizona Mollie Williams is shot and killed by Frank “Buckskin” Leslie after he drunkenly accuses her of infidelity Leslie and Williams had met while Williams was working at a saloon called the Bird Cage Theatre. At the time, Williams was dating (and/or pimped out by) a different man who was… Continue reading Woman murdered by her lover following a drunken argument

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Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

June 13, 1976 Phoenix, Arizona Reporter Don Bolles succumbs to injuries sustained in a car bomb blast 11 days before Bolles, who had been investigating possible ties between organized crime syndicates and high-ranking Arizona state government officials, was mortally wounded when a remote controlled bomb consisting of 6 sticks of dynamite exploded under the car… Continue reading Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast