California · Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion

Child killed by mother in “voodoo murder”

From the Mansfield (Ohio) News-Journal Published February 20, 1940 Betty Hardaker (25) was wanted for questioning by police regarding the beating death of her 5 year old daughter, Geraldine, in a public restroom. According to neighbors, Betty was part of a “voodoo church that believes in human sacrifice,” and that “God tells them to kill… Continue reading Child killed by mother in “voodoo murder”


Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

February 19, 1909 Fife, Scotland 15-year-old Michael Swinton Brown is killed during a robbery Brown was tasked every Friday with collecting the weekly factory wages for his employer, a task which he performed almost mechanically. Every week he took the same route at the same time, a habit Alexander Edmonstone (23) noticed and decided to… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

Female Killers · Illinois

Teenager beaten, strangled, burned, and dismembered

January 21, 2005 East Moline, Illinois Adrianne Leigh Reynolds (16) is beaten and strangled to death, set on fire, dismembered, and dumped by two fellow students Sarah Kolb (16 at the time of the murder) and Corey Gregory (also 16 at the time) befriended Reynolds after she moved to East Moline from Texas. On January… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled, burned, and dismembered