Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Child killer executed

March 11, 1920 Kentucky Will Lockett is executed for the murder of a 10-year-old girl Lockett had spent years traveling between states, apparently taking advantage of his nomadic lifestyle to commit crimes. Days before his execution he confessed to the rapes and murders of 3 women in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky between 1912 and 1919.… Continue reading Child killer executed

Massacres/Mass Murder · Ohio · Religion

The Gnadenhutten massacre

March 8, 1782 Gnadenhutten, Ohio Militiamen from Pennsylvania murder 96 unarmed Christian Native Americans while they pray Of the 96 killed, 39 were children, 29 women, and 28 men. Two boys managed to escape though one had been scalped before he was able to flee. The militiamen later claimed the massacre was in retribution for… Continue reading The Gnadenhutten massacre

Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: Child Killer finally confesses to murdering sisters

Famous Last Words Dennis Thurl Dowthitt Texas March 7, 2001 “I am so sorry for what y'all had to go through. I am so sorry for what all of you had to go through. I can't imagine losing two children. If I was y'all I would have killed me. You know? I am really so… Continue reading FLW: Child Killer finally confesses to murdering sisters

Female Killers · Japan · Serial Killers

The arrest of two of Japan’s most infamous serial killers

March 6, 2002 Japan Serial killers Futoshi Matsunaga (松永 太) and Junko Ogata (緒方 純子) are apprehended Matsunaga has previously been married (and had 10 known mistresses) before he and former schoolmate Ogata became romantically involved. He allegedly wished to marry Ogata but her mother objected due to Ogata suffering abuse at the hands of… Continue reading The arrest of two of Japan’s most infamous serial killers