Confessed serial killer executed

July 30, 1923Waco, TexasConfessed serial killer Roy Mitchell is executed Multiple murders were committed in or near Waco, Texas over the course of a year, beginning in February of 1922 and ending in January of 1923. On February 11, 1922, 13-year-old Homer Turk was visiting W. H. Barker, his wife (either Lulu, Lou, or Lula),…

Man executed for the murders of his step-daughters

February 7, 2007Huntsville, TexasJames Lewis Jackson is executed for the murders of his step-daughters On April 9, 1997, a co-worker of Sharon Jackson (39) became concerned when Sharon failed to give her a ride to work as planned. The co-worker called Sharon’s sister who, accompanied by her mother, went to Sharon’s home. Inside were the…

Man abducts, assaults, kills young cousin

December 19, 1985Houston, TexasTara Lauti (9) is abducted, sexually assaulted, and killed by her uncle Aua Lauti (31) Aua visited the house of his uncle (Tara’s father) on the night of December 18. He had been despondent over a recent break up and was visibly intoxicated by the time he arrived, and continued to excessively…