New Hampshire · Newspaper clippings

Man kills estranged wife, 3 young children in jealous rage

October 19, 1991 Concord, New Hampshire James Colbert strangles his estranged wife and smothers their three young daughters Colbert and his wife, Mary Jayne Jenovese, had married three years before the murders, though their marriage became strained almost immediately. In August of 1991, Jenovese reported Colbert had cut her with a razor blade. Colbert allegedly… Continue reading Man kills estranged wife, 3 young children in jealous rage

Female Killers · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital

June 23, 1902 New Hampshire Jane Toppan is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the morphine overdose murders of 31 patients Toppan tended to the Davis family who were afflicted with a bout of bad luck: Captain and Mrs. Davis and their 2 adult daughters all died within 6 weeks of each other… Continue reading Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital

Executions · New Hampshire

First 2 people executed in New Hampshire, both women found guilty of killing their children

December 27, 1739 New Hampshire The first two people to be executed in New Hampshire, Sarah Simpson and Penelope Kenny, are hanged for the willful murder of their children The years leading to the executions and the murders that necessitated them, an illness (probably diphtheria) struck the area and saw a large portion of the… Continue reading First 2 people executed in New Hampshire, both women found guilty of killing their children

New Hampshire · Serial Killers

Teen raped, murdered by grand-uncle

October 25, 1872 Northwood, New Hampshire 13-year-old Georgianna Lovering is raped and murdered by her great-uncle Franklin Evans was staying with his sister and her husband in Northwood at the same time the couple's granddaughter was visiting. During this time, Evans made "improper advances" on his teenaged grandniece. He also set up traps in the… Continue reading Teen raped, murdered by grand-uncle