Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

April 2, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky Two men are hanged: one for murder, the other rape Robert Anderson was convicted of killing his wife in April 1878. Margaret Anderson made an earning by washing laundry and, when she returned home after her day’s work, Robert demanded a portion of her wages. She refused. Robert became enraged… Continue reading A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

California · Female Killers

Woman kills infant by putting her in a microwave

March 17, 2011 Sacramento, California Ka Yang (29, pictured left) kills her daughter Mirabelle Thao-Lo by putting her in a microwave Paramedics responded to a 911 call made by Yang requesting help for her youngest child, 6-week-old Mirabelle. The infant had burns over 60% of her body, from head to toe, though her hair and… Continue reading Woman kills infant by putting her in a microwave

Executions · Wales

Man executed for killing daughter, apparently to live with new wife without his children

March 1, 1886 Swansea, Wales Thomas Nash (39, pictured) is hanged for the murder of his daughter Nash was a widower when he met his second wife, though he failed to inform her of his two children. He left the girls (17-year-old Sarah and 6-year-old Martha Ann) in the care of Mrs. Goodwin whom he… Continue reading Man executed for killing daughter, apparently to live with new wife without his children

South Dakota

Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch

February 28, 1981 Sioux Falls, South Dakota The body of a newborn boy is found in a ditch The baby had been, found wrapped in a sheet and blanket, approximately 24 hours after his death which occurred roughly two hours after his birth. Medical examiners determined the baby, later named Baby Andrew John Doe, had… Continue reading Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch