Executions · Illinois · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer Johann Hoch is executed

February 23, 1906 Chicago, Illinois Johann Hoch* (pictured front left) is hanged for murder (* Hoch was the name he was best known by at the time of his execution. According to newspapers at the time, Hoch used a variety of aliases, changing both his fore- and surnames to suit his needs. These names included,… Continue reading Suspected serial killer Johann Hoch is executed

Massacres/Mass Murder · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Man kills stepmother, 4 siblings over financial dispute

February 19, 1901 Kennett, Missouri James Tettaton (29) is hanged for the murders of his step-mother and 4 siblings (Note: Newspapers report the family by a variety of names, including Tettalon and Tetterton, though the grave of Mrs. M. J. Tettaton establishes the correct spelling.) On April 25, 1899, neighbors of the widow Malinda Jane… Continue reading Man kills stepmother, 4 siblings over financial dispute

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

February 17, 1905 Owensboro, Kentucky Roy Green (17, pictured) is hanged for beating a man with a piece of wood then impaling his throat with a splinter from the broken lumber James E. Coomes was killed on July 31, 1904. According to Green’s confession, he and Coomes were strangers but became friendly, and Coomes invited… Continue reading Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

Executions · Female Killers · Germany · Serial Killers

Convicted serial killer Elisabeth Wiese is executed

February 2, 1905 Berlin, Germany “Angel maker” Elisabeth Wiese (51, pictured) is executed Elisabeth began a career as a midwife, though when she found herself unwed and pregnant, she switched professions to better provide for herself and her child. Elisabeth (whose surname was Berkefeld at the time) picked up the mantle of abortionist, which was… Continue reading Convicted serial killer Elisabeth Wiese is executed

England · Executions

Man executed for murder of a family to steal their business

March 3, 1903 London, England Edgar Edwards is hanged for the murder and dismemberment of a married couple and their infant daughter Edgar Edwards, one of five assumed names, had acquired a fair amount of wealth by contacting those wanting to sell their businesses or other property, killing them, and taking the titles to their… Continue reading Man executed for murder of a family to steal their business