New York

Goalie’s neck sliced by ice skate during hockey game

March 22, 1989 Buffalo, New York Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk is struck in the neck by another player’s ice skate During a game against the St. Louis Blues, Steve Tuttle of the Blues and Uwe Krupp of the Buffalo Sabres collided near the Sabres’ goal. As Tuttle was knocked over, his skate rose and hit… Continue reading Goalie’s neck sliced by ice skate during hockey game

Executions · Female Killers · New York

The Lonely Hearts Killers are executed

March 8, 1951 Ossining, New York Raymond Martinez Fernandez (36) and Martha Beck (31), the Lonely Hearts Killers, are executed While serving time for an unrelated crime, Fernandez supposedly learned about “voodoo and the occult,” to the point he believed he held some sort of control over women using witchcraft. He decided to use this… Continue reading The Lonely Hearts Killers are executed

Executions · New York

Head of Murder, Inc. executed

March 4, 1944 Ossining, New York American mobster and head of Murder, Inc. Louis “Lepke” Buchalter is executed Lepke began his life of crime as a teenager, which was when he met Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro. The duo soon established an extortion business. Eventually the two formed a larger gang with Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen and… Continue reading Head of Murder, Inc. executed

New York · Newspaper clippings

Man kills family, self when he fears they will all starve

February 11, 1927 Utica, New York Guy Taylor kills his family and himself after becoming unemployed Guy, who had recently found himself unemployed, was suspected to have killed his family to spare them death from starvation. The bodies of the Taylor family were discovered on February 18, a week after the murders are believed to… Continue reading Man kills family, self when he fears they will all starve

New York

Man kills young sons with hatchet

January 9, 1999 Manhattan, New York Ronald Short (pictured, center) kills his two sons with a foot-long hammer-headed hatchet On January 9, Ronald and his wife Yolanta argued culminating with Ronald slapping Yolanta. Yolanta left their apartment, threatening to leave him and take their children with her. When she returned to their home, her husband… Continue reading Man kills young sons with hatchet