Ohio

Girl goes missing while walking dog; her body remains missing

February 7, 1999 Kettering, Ohio Erica Baker (9, pictured) disappears while walking a dog Baker took a dog for a walk around 4 p.m. on February 7, 1999, though the dog later returned alone. Thorough searches were performed but Baker, alive or dead, was never found. The case received its first lead in 5 years… Continue reading Girl goes missing while walking dog; her body remains missing

Female Killers · Ohio

Woman kills infant, leaves knife to stage scene as though baby had killed self

March 16, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio De’asia Watkins (20) stabs and decapitates her 3-month-old baby Jayniah, leaving the knife in the baby’s hand to claim she had done it to herself Watkins had been both abused and neglected for the vast majority of her childhood, was placed in at least five different homes, used “no vocabulary”… Continue reading Woman kills infant, leaves knife to stage scene as though baby had killed self

Executions · Ohio

Man executed for the murder of his teenage robbery accomplice

January 10, 1936 Eddyville, Kentucky Neal Bowman is executed for murdering his 17-year-old robbery accomplice Bowman had been involved in a robbery gang in Kentucky after escaping from an Ohio “prison for the criminal insane.” One of his gang mates was Comer Franklin, a 17-year-old who apparently wanted to leave his criminal life behind. Fearing… Continue reading Man executed for the murder of his teenage robbery accomplice

Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Teen executed for killing woman and her son after he became “drunk with music”

January 6, 1928 Columbus, Ohio 17-year-old Floyd Hewitt is executed for the murder of a woman and her 5-year-old son On February 13, 1927, Hewitt (16 at the time of the murder) was visiting Celia Brown (27) to listen to their radio. According to Hewitt, the music made him “feel queer inside” and “drunk with… Continue reading Teen executed for killing woman and her son after he became “drunk with music”

Female Killers · Ohio

Woman beats husband to death to attend bridge party

December 6, 1927 Perry, Ohio Velma West (21) bludgeons her husband Thomas Edward West (25) to death with a hammer and table leg when he refuses to allow her to leave for a bridge party Velma was small in stature at 5’5” (165cm) and 107lbs. (48.5kg) while Thomas was around 6 feet tall (183cm) and… Continue reading Woman beats husband to death to attend bridge party