Massachusetts

Doctor murdered, dismembered over debt (1849)

November 23, 1849 Harvard, Massachusetts Dr. George Parkman is murdered and dismembered by Professor John White Webster Parkman had lent Webster a considerable sum of money in 1842, and was taking his time repaying, accumulating a large amount of interest. In 1849 he borrowed some money from another lender, using the same collateral he had… Continue reading Doctor murdered, dismembered over debt (1849)

England · Executions

Doctor hanged for the murder and alleged dismemberment of his second wife

November 23, 1910 Pentonville Prison, London, England Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen is hanged for the murder of his second wife Corrine "Cora" Turner Cora had been partial to open extra-marital affairs and when the couple moved from the US to England, and the doctoral credentials Hawley carried were insufficient to practice medicine in England adding… Continue reading Doctor hanged for the murder and alleged dismemberment of his second wife

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”

Ohio

Man obsessed with trees and leaves murders and dismembers 3 and kidnaps teen

November 10, 2010 Mount Vernon, Ohio Matthew Hoffman kills a woman, her 11-year-old-son, her friend, and kidnaps and sexually assaults the her 13-year-old daughter Hoffman had a seeming obsession with trees and leaves, stockpiling leaves in plastic bags neatly stacked floor to ceiling in his bathroom and keeping a tarp with leaves three feet deep… Continue reading Man obsessed with trees and leaves murders and dismembers 3 and kidnaps teen

California · Crime Scene Photography

Wife-killer/dismemberer executed (1948)

October 15, 1948 San Quentin, California Arthur Eggers is executed for the murder of his wife, Dorothy Arthur was a smaller, somewhat submissive man while his wife Dorothy was the dominant personality in the marriage. She allegedly was verbally abusive to Arthur, calling him "a little insect" among other insults, and was prone to extramarital… Continue reading Wife-killer/dismemberer executed (1948)