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

Arizona

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

Arizona · Female Killers

Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him

June 4, 2008 Mesa, Arizona Travis Alexander is murdered by his obsessive, jealous ex-girlfriend Alexander was stabbed 27 times, his throat was slashed so violently he was almost decapitated, and he was shot in the head. His body was found five days after his murder. A bloody handprint left at the scene, containing the DNA… Continue reading Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him

Arizona · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: a request for a gas mask in the gas chamber

Famous Last Words Jack Sullivan Florence, Arizona May 15, 1936 “You might get me a gas mask.” Sullivan was convicted of the death of police officer John Bradbury when the officer attempted to search him for firearms. Sullivan drank whiskey, smoked cigars, and grinned at the witnesses to his execution before being strapped into the… Continue reading FLW: a request for a gas mask in the gas chamber