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…

Family killed following argument over saddle

October 12, 1906 Near Licking, Missouri 20-year-old Jodie Hamilton kills five members of the Parsons family following an argument Hamilton had argued with Carney Parsons (alt. spelled as Carrie or Barney) over a saddle which Hamilton had found on a wandering horse and had not attempted to return to its rightful owner. Parsons threatened to…