Man executed for the abduction and murder of his ex-wife

October 18, 1949Carson, NevadaEugene Leo Gambetta (46) is executed for the murder of his ex-wife Gambetta and his ex-wife, Thelma Ribail (25) had been married for two years before they separated in March 1948 and finalized their divorce on June 25, 1948. On July 15, Gambetta reportedly waited in the bushes near Ribail’s Reno, Nevada…

Man kills another for harassing his friend

September 29, 1986 Nevada Troy Kell shoots James “Cotton” Kelly for sexually harassing Kell’s friend Sandy Shaw Shaw (15) had been harassed by Kelly (21) for some time, with Kelly calling Shaw’s house repeatedly and regardless of the time of day, and culminating with Kelly requesting nude photographs of Shaw. At the time, stalker laws…

Man dies from eating library paste

July 14, 1908 Goldfield, Nevada An unknown man dies after eating library paste Little is known about the man, though the county physician found he was “nearly starved” when he ate the contents of a jar of library paste. The paste was primarily comprised of water and either flour or starch, which may have prompted…