California · Nebraska · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Clippings (1926): first victim of serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson; high school girl suffers skull fracture trying to avoid being groped; a sniper terrorizes neighborhood

February 20, 1926 Various crimes are mentioned in the Oakland Tribune, published February 21 1926. The clippings include: * The first victim of serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson, who killed between 22 to 25 women, primarily landladies. He had a habit of mutilating the bodies and was a necrophiliac. * A teenage girl escaped from… Continue reading Clippings (1926): first victim of serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson; high school girl suffers skull fracture trying to avoid being groped; a sniper terrorizes neighborhood

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois · Massacres/Mass Murder

Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

February 14, 1929 Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre claims the lives of seven men Seven men, lined up against a wall, were murdered by four men, two of whom were dressed as uniformed police officers and two in suits. One man, Frank Gusenberg, survived briefly, being stabilized in the hospital. When… Continue reading Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

Executions · Nevada

First person in US executed in gas chamber

February 8, 1924 Carson City, Nevada Gee Jon becomes the first person in the US to be executed in the gas chamber Gee Jon was a Chinese national who was sentenced to death for the murder of an elderly member of another gang. Four guards resigned from their positions, stating they wanted nothing to do… Continue reading First person in US executed in gas chamber

Arkansas · Executions · Famous Last Words · Newspaper clippings

FLW: don’t be afraid

Famous Last Words Duncan Richardson Little Rock, Arkansas February 2, 1923 "Don't be afraid of me. I would as soon have you do it as anyone." Richardson (29) was executed with his brother Ben (19), accomplice E. G. Bullen (also listed as Phelin Bullin) had killed, hacked, dismembered, and partially burned 82-year-old Ira H. Culp… Continue reading FLW: don’t be afraid