Florida · Newspaper clippings

Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Melbourne, Florida Published December 10, 1955 The bodies of a mother and her 7-year-old daughter were found bludgeoned to death by a sharp instrument, likely a hatchet. Their skulls were fractured, Patricia (the mother) was wrapped in a blanket in the front seat while Phyllis was stuffed in the car's… Continue reading Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

Russia

Ivan the Terrible beats his daughter-in-law causing a miscarriage then fatally wounds his son

November 16, 1581 Alexandrov, Russia Ivan the Terrible fatally beats his son Ivan Ivanovich Ivan the Terrible had hoped for an heir to be born to his son (also named Ivan) quickly, and when his first daughter-in-law failed to conceive quickly, he had her sent to a convent. The same fate befell his second daughter-in-law… Continue reading Ivan the Terrible beats his daughter-in-law causing a miscarriage then fatally wounds his son

California · Crime Scene Photography

Woman beaten, choked, and mutilated by husband for allegedly being intimate with her stepfather (graphic)

November 13, 1945 Roscoe (renamed to Sun Valley in 1950), Los Angeles, California The body of Florence Honeycutt (38) is examined the day after she was murdered by her husband Warning: article contains graphic images Florence and her husband John met in August 1944, married shortly after, and moved to San Francisco. In August of… Continue reading Woman beaten, choked, and mutilated by husband for allegedly being intimate with her stepfather (graphic)

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Woman claimed to have severed murdered man’s penis to send to her father to “bust his balls”

November 11, 1992 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Eleftherios Eleftheriou is bludgeoned to death with a hammer and dismembered Allegedly, Eleftheriou was lured by Kelly O'Donnell (25, pictured) to her home for sex in exchange for $10 she had borrowed from him. She claimed she "just got carried away" and beat the man to death with a hammer… Continue reading Woman claimed to have severed murdered man’s penis to send to her father to “bust his balls”

Connecticut

Teen beaten and stabbed to death by golf club

October 30, 1975 Greenwich, Connecticut Martha Moxley (15) is killed, bludgeoned with a golf club so violently the club shatters before she is stabbed with the remaining pieces of the club One of the prime suspects in the murder was Michael Skakel (15 at the time), nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, who was present at… Continue reading Teen beaten and stabbed to death by golf club