Woman who had been convicted of the murder of her son and the attempted murder of her fiancé is executed for the murder of her husband

March 30, 1998FloridaJudias “Judy” Buenoano is executed for the murder of her husband On September 16, 1971, James Goodyear died at the age of 37; his cause of death was attributed to pneumonia and heart failure. His wife Judy Goodyear received $33,000 in life insurance benefits as well as $62,000 in indemnity compensation from the…

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 stabs, drowns wife ostensibly while sleepwalking

January 16, 1997Phoenix, ArizonaScott Falater stabs his wife Yarmila 44 times and holds her head under water, ostensibly as he sleepwalks Neighbors were alerted to the killing by Yarmila’s screams, which could be heard for up to 30 minutes. “I could just hear her yelling,” the Falaters’ next-door neighbor told radio stations shortly after the…