Virginia

Lawyer invades home of wife’s former boss, stabs occupants, is arrested wearing only adult diaper

November 9, 2014 McLean, Virginia Lawyer Andrew Schmuhl (31) invaded the home of Leo Fisher (61) and his wife Susan Duncan (61), stabs each, and leaves them to die for firing Schmuhl’s wife two weeks before Andrew’s wife Alecia Schmuhl (30), also an attorney, had worked for Fisher until her employment was terminated due to… Continue reading Lawyer invades home of wife’s former boss, stabs occupants, is arrested wearing only adult diaper

Female Killers · Virginia

Teen executed for murder of her employer

August 16, 1912 Richmond, Virginia Virginia Christian (17) is executed in the electric chair for the murder of her employer Christian's employer, Ida Virginia Belote, had a habit of mistreating her teenaged maid, often hitting Christian. On March 18, 1912, an argument between the two broke out as Belote accused Christian of stealing a skirt… Continue reading Teen executed for murder of her employer

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Virginia

Former police officer executed for the robbery, beating, and murder of woman

August 10, 1982 Richmond, Virginia Frank Coppola is executed in the electric chair for the robbery and murder of a woman Coppola was a police officer in 1978 when he and accomplices gained entry to Muriel Hatchell’s home under the false pretense of selling roses. They then restrained her with the cord of a Venetian… Continue reading Former police officer executed for the robbery, beating, and murder of woman

Executions · Famous Last Words · Virginia

FLW: dying to get out of here

Famous Last Words Christopher Scott Emmett Virginia July 24, 2008 “Tell my family and friends I love them, tell the Governor he just lost my vote. Y’all hurry this along, I'm dying to get out of here.” Emmett was executed by lethal injection for the murder of a co-worker and roommate, John F. Langley. Langley… Continue reading FLW: dying to get out of here

Famous Last Words · Massachusetts · Political · Virginia

FLW: Jefferson and Adams die hours apart

Famous Last Words Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Charlottesville, Virginia; Quincy, Massachusetts July 4, 1826 “Is it the fourth?” and “Thomas Jefferson...” On the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, two of those who signed their names to it and who later became presidents of the United States, died within hours… Continue reading FLW: Jefferson and Adams die hours apart