Child is kidnapped, assaulted, murdered by uncle

February 13, 1979Cedartown, GeorgiaRhonda Joan Tanner (8) is kidnapped, assaulted, and killed by her uncle On the afternoon of February 13, Tanner’s mother waited for her daughter to arrive home from school, though the child was not on the school bus. Her mother called the school to ask about Tanner’s whereabouts and was informed a…

Woman is attacked by husband with knife and axe

February 12, 1885 Monroe, Georgia William McGaughey fatally attacks his wife Mollie The attack was in part witnessed by Mollie’s teenaged daughter from a previous marriage. The daughter, Mattie, stated she heard a thump come from a closed room and peeked through a knothole in the wall to investigate. When this proved too difficult to…