Canada · Female Killers

Woman executed for murder of her husband, begins a ghost story about her skeleton

April 18, 1763 Quebec City, Quebec Marie-Josephte Corriveau is hanged for the murder of her second husband, and placed in a gibbet Corriveau's first husband may or may not have died as a result of being wed to Corriveau. While there is no concrete evidence suggesting she may have murdered him, rumors circulated after her… Continue reading Woman executed for murder of her husband, begins a ghost story about her skeleton

Female Killers · Illinois · Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

From The Chicago Tribune Published April 18, 1880 A 30-year-old "woman of ill-repute" was suspected of smothering her newborn twin children. She then threw one body in a river. The other was thrown in a hole on the river bank and covered with leaves. A young child was killed with blunt force trauma to her… Continue reading News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

Texas

Cousins kill boy, sever his limbs, and drink his blood

April 18, 1998 Donna, Texas Pablo Lucio Vasquez and his cousin kill a 12-year-old boy, dismember his body, and drink his blood The boy was David Cardenas and had met Vasquez (20) at a party. Vasquez and his cousin Andy Chapa (15) were walking with Cardenas away from the party and to another house when… Continue reading Cousins kill boy, sever his limbs, and drink his blood

Germany

Women grieve fallen soldiers in WWII (colorized)

April 18, 1945 Hilden, Germany Three young women and a girl lay flowers at the feet of American soldiers, reportedly killed by a German soldier after they surrendered A story often attached to the photo describes the girl and women as being recently liberated Russians from a labor camp. While this story is oft-repeated on… Continue reading Women grieve fallen soldiers in WWII (colorized)