Reverend murders his mistress

September 3, 1878 Rockland, Connecticut Rev. H. H. Hayden provides his mistress with a drink containing enough arsenic to kill 25 people, then knocks her unconscious with a rock and slices her throats when she begins screaming, because he believed he had impregnated her Rev. Hayden was a married man with children when he began…

Wife-murderer hanged

August 21, 1896 Macon, Missouri George W. Anderson is hanged for the murder of his second wife Anderson's second wife was the widow of his first wife's brother and the mother of a 4-year-old. They separated 7 months into their marriage but reconciled after 4 to 6 weeks of separation. On May 27, 1896, following…