Girl is tortured, killed by two teens

October 7, 1981Luling, LouisianaBarbara Jo “Bobbi” Brown (11) is abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered WARNING: This article contains graphic details. Discretion is advised. The Brown family matriarch was left a single mother after a car accident in 1971 claimed the lives of her husband and one of her daughters, leaving her to raise the remaining…

Man kills 4, wounds 4, possibly due to recent divorce

March 10, 1999 Gonzales, Louisiana Shon Miller kills his mother-in-law, estranged wife, 2-year-old son, and a church deacon, and wounds a further four Miller (22) had a history of abusing his wife Carla Miller (25), from slashing her tires to knocking one of her teeth out. After two years of abuse, Carla filed for divorce.…

Man murders 12-year-old after months of sexual abuse

May 13, 1892 New Orleans, Louisiana Dr. Etienne Deschamps (61) is hanged for the sexual assault and murder of 12-year-old Juliette Dietsch Deschamps was described in newspapers as a quack doctor, using hypnotic and magnetic techniques on his patients when he wasn’t practicing dentistry. He eventually became friends with Juliette’s father, Jules Dietsch, and Jules’…

Toni Jo Henry: first woman executed in Louisiana

November 28, 1942 Lake Charles, Louisiana Toni Jo Henry is executed in the electric chair Henry was 26 when she was executed for murder, carried out to get her husband released from his 50-year jail term. In 1940, Henry devised a plan with Harold Burks to rob a bank to fund a defense team for…