Executions · Famous Last Words · Kansas

FLW: didn’t die with his boots on

Famous Last Words John Vanderpied Shelbyville, Kentucky February 25, 1881 “I will give (my shoes) to the poor. The Courier-Journal cannot say I died with my boots on.” Vanderpied (also spelled Vonderheide, Vinderhide, Vanderhorde, Vanderhide, and many other variations) was convicted of the murder of 13-year-old Rebecca Johnston, though he maintained his innocence claiming the… Continue reading FLW: didn’t die with his boots on

Crime Scene Photography · Kansas · Serial Killers

BTK’s first murder victims (graphic)

January 15, 1974 Wichita, Kansas The first victims of BTK (Bind Torture Kill) are killed in their home Joseph and Julie Otero and two of their children (Joseph Jr, 9; and Josephine, 11) are each bound at gun point, then systematically strangled or suffocated. A detailed description of the events, as told by Dennis Rader… Continue reading BTK’s first murder victims (graphic)

Kansas · Missouri

Kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease

September 28, 1953 Lenexa, Kansas Bobby Greenlease is kidnaped and murdered by Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady Bobby was the 6-year-old son of multi-millionaire car dealer Robert Greenlease, Sr. Bobby was targeted because his older adoptive brother attends school with Hall, and Hall had planned on exploiting the family for years. Heady visited Bobby's school… Continue reading Kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease

Famous Last Words · Kansas · Serial Killers

FLW — Insults to a slow executioner

Famous Last Words Carl Panzram Kansas September 5, 1930 "Yes, hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could kill ten men while you're fooling around!" Panzram was a rapist and murderer, claiming to have killed 21 including a 12-year-old boy he raped then killed, claiming "His brains were coming out of his ears when I… Continue reading FLW — Insults to a slow executioner