Woman drowns toddler to “prove” love

November 8, 1954 Vendôme, Centre-Val de Loire Denise Labbé (20) drowns her 2-year-old daughter Catherine to “prove” her love to her lover Labbé was a single mother when she began a relationship with 24-year-old Jacques Algarron. The relationship reportedly had strong and unhealthy Dominant/submissive overtones, including Algarron allegedly coercing Labbé into sleeping with other men…

Teen killed while babysitting

March 18, 1950 Columbia, Missouri Janett Christman (top photo, left) is killed while babysitting a toddler Christman, killed three days before her 14th birthday, had been babysitting a 2½-year-old boy. Police received a call around 11 p.m. on March 18, later presumed to have been from Christman. A “girlish” voice gasped “come quick” and was…

Man hanged for murder of infant daughter

March 9, 1950 London, England Timothy Evans is hanged for the murder of his 14-month-old daughter Timothy (25, pictured), who was illiterate and possibly intellectually disabled, was married to Beryl (19), and together the pair had a 14-month-old daughter named Geraldine. The Evanses often had arguments over finances, Timothy’s habit of spending money on liquor,…