Woman killed by her employers because “she was the devil”

October 22, 1938Dollar Bay, MichiganMarian Doyle (20) is killed by her employers because “she was the devil” Sometime before the murder, Laura Pichette left her husband and their children to pursue a relationship with another man. In her absence, Wilfred Pichette hired Doyle to be a housekeeper and nurse for his daughter Norma. Laura returned…

Man executed for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend

October 11, 1933London, EnglandRobert James Kirby (26) is hanged for the murder of his girlfriend Grace Newing (17) Kirby was reportedly unemployed when he met and began courting Newing, who was working at a sweetshop. Because of Kirby’s lack of employment, he was able to dedicate a large amount of his time to being in…

“Crime tourist” executed for murder

March 18, 1938 Tucker, Arkansas Lester Brocklehurst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of a man during a robbery Brocklehurst (sometimes spelled Brockelhurst) was a former Mormon Sunday school teacher turned “crime tourist,” as the press at the time referred to him. Beginning on March of 1937, Brocklehurst and his 18-year-old girlfriend Bernice Felton…

Unsolved: Woman is burned alive

January 6, 1931 Otterburn, Northumbria, England Evelyn Foster is found after being burned alive in her car Foster was a 28-year-old taxi driver, and was found barely alive near her scorched taxi. She drifted in and out of consciousness at the hospital but was able to tell investigators some of the details of her attack…