Man uses pre-teen son to facilitate suicide

May 19, 1911 Greenwich, Connecticut Fred Husted, a wealthy farmer, informed his wife he felt too unwell to accompany her to run an errand. With Mrs. Husted out of the home, Fred convinced his 12-year-old son Lester to pull the trigger of a shotgun under the pretense he wanted to hear the firing mechanism to…

Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

March 14, 1986 Lake Mohegan, Fairfield, Connecticut The body of a newborn is found, possibly following a ritualistic killing The baby, a boy later named Baby Victor, was found strangled and mutilated, surrounded by fruits and coins. Victor’s jaw had also been broken, which hung open as his body was found in what was described…

One of the last living Radium Girls dies

March 1, 2014 Middlebury, Connecticut Mae Keane, one of the last living Radium Girls, dies at the age of 107 The Radium Girls, as they were later called, were a collection of women who worked at clock and watch factories, painting radioactive radium on the watch and clock hands and numbers to allow them to…