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),…

Teen dies while protecting younger siblings during blizzard

March 16, 1920Center, North DakotaHazel Miner (15) dies while protecting her younger siblings Myrdith and Emmet (8 and 10 respectively) during a massive blizzard The morning of March 15 seemed “fairly nice” and the locals of Center did not assume a blizzard was heading into the area. By the afternoon, heavy wind and snow began…

13-year-old fatally shoots 6-year-old stepdaughter

March 4, 1921Iron Mountain, MissouriLuettia Parsons (13) fatally shoots her 6-year-old stepdaughter Luettia† had married John Parsons (38) on February 26, 1921. Six days later, Luettia shot her 6-year-old stepdaughter Lillie†† Parsons in the face with a shotgun. Luettia, dubbed the “baby bride of the Ozarks” due to her young age, was arrested and brought…

Man executed for murder of his common-law wife, whom he battered and sliced to death

January 5, 1926Birmingham, EnglandJohn Fisher is executed for the murder of his romantic partner, though the executioner nearly hangs a guard in his place Fisher had been romantically involved with Ada Taylor (some sources erroneously report her name as Ida) for 14 years. The couple lived together with Taylor’s daughter from a previous relationship, Jessie…