Woman assaulted and stabbed to death in her apartment, allegedly due to a “Satanic curse” placed upon her killer

February 17, 1992Arlington, VirginiaRuth Dickie (39) is assaulted and stabbed to death in her apartment Around 10:45 on the evening of February 17, Dickie’s downstairs neighbor overheard Dickie arguing loudly with a man in the hall. The argument moved into Dickie’s home, at which point the neighbor called an apartment maintenance employee who knocked on…

Man executed for killing acquaintance over a torn shirt

January 14, 1910Richmond, VirginiaThurman Spinner is executed for the axe murder of an acquaintance after the victim tore his shirt Spinner (as he’s recorded in the Library of Virginia records) or Skinner (as most newspapers referred to him) had been ‘possum hunting with Charles W. Noell (21) and several others near Colfax, Virginia on October…