9-year-old abducted, stabbed, thrown into pond to drown

November 4, 1987Providence, Rhode IslandFrankie Lee Barnes (9) is abducted and murdered Barnes went missing on November 4, after calling his mother at work to ask if he could play outside. She agreed under the condition he be home by dinner. He was reported missing later that evening. Another young boy, Jason Wolf (6), went…

Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

March 9, 1923 Fort Madison, Iowa Earl Throst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of Inga Magnusson Magnusson (sometimes spelled Magnussen) was a 21-year-old teacher of a one-room schoolhouse in Allamakee County, Iowa, though she lived with her parents in Houston County, Minnesota, roughly 40 miles (64 km) north of the school. When she…