Man kills ex-girlfriend, her ex-husband then self

December 23, 1999Easley, South CarolinaDallen Bounds kills Sandra and Timothy Ott before killing himself Few details are known about the events between the Otts and Bounds. What is known is Bounds waited for his former girlfriend Sandra to return home from work. After sometime, Sandra sent her ex-husband Timothy a page with her phone number…

Man lynched after argument over price of seeds

October 21, 1916 Abbeville, South Carolina Anthony Crawford is lynched following an argument with a shopkeeper over the price of seeds Crawford had visited the shop of W. D. Barksdale to sell some cotton seeds, the price of which was typically 90 cents per bushel, though Barksdale offered Crawford 85 cents a bushel instead. Crawford…

“The Meanest Man in America” executed

September 6, 1991 Columbia, South Carolina Serial rapist and killer Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins is executed Gaskins had a troubled life starting at birth, punctuated by neglect from his mother. As young as 8, Gaskins began a string of crimes including robbery and rape. He was sent to a reform school where he was…