Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing woman with chisel during robbery

March 26, 1886 Chicago, Illinois Frank Mulkowski is hanged for killing a woman during a robbery Mulkowski had become acquainted with Joseph Kledzeick around 6 weeks before the killing, and was thus familiar with the times Joseph would not be at home. He entered the Kledzeick home on August 22, 1885 and, either after being… Continue reading Man executed for killing woman with chisel during robbery

Female Killers · Illinois

Woman killed by partner who wanted to date another

March 15, 2007 Villa Park, Illinois Rebecca Klein (32, pictured) is killed by her romantic partner Nicole Abusharif (28) Klein and Abusharif had been partners for 7 years, though Abusharif began dating another woman for over a year before Klein’s murder. According to the other woman, she was told Klein was simply Abusharif’s roommate while… Continue reading Woman killed by partner who wanted to date another

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Crime syndicate boss’s body found 4 months after disappearance

March 14, 1981 Chicago, Illinois The body of William “Butch” Petrocelli (43, pictured) is found Petrocelli, a crime syndicate boss at the time of his death, went missing on December 30, 1980. His body was found nearly 4 months later, decomposing in the backseat of a parked car. Petrocelli had paper stuffed in his mouth… Continue reading Crime syndicate boss’s body found 4 months after disappearance

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Teen dies in a faked suicide orchestrated by mother

March 13, 1922 Chicago, Illinois Margaret Shader (16, pictured) is fatally shot According to Margaret’s family, the teen had become despondent when her mother refused to allow her to marry her boyfriend, Frank Lee (16), on the basis of his race. The location of the pistol used to take Margaret’s life was near the body… Continue reading Teen dies in a faked suicide orchestrated by mother

Executions · Illinois · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer Johann Hoch is executed

February 23, 1906 Chicago, Illinois Johann Hoch* (pictured front left) is hanged for murder (* Hoch was the name he was best known by at the time of his execution. According to newspapers at the time, Hoch used a variety of aliases, changing both his fore- and surnames to suit his needs. These names included,… Continue reading Suspected serial killer Johann Hoch is executed