England · Executions · Female Killers

Couple hanged for beating death of woman’s husband

December 29, 1903 England Lovers Emily Swann and John Gallagher are executed for the murder of Swann’s husband Emily was married to William Swann who was known in the community to be in the habit of beating his wife. On June 6, William hit Emily enough to give her two black eyes which she initially… Continue reading Couple hanged for beating death of woman’s husband

Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Man kills five members of ex-wife’s family

July 9, 2014 Spring, Texas A man looking for his ex-wife ties up and shoots her sister's family, killing 5 and wounding another Ronald Lee Haskell and his wife had recently divorced due to domestic violence. Haskell visited his former sister-in-law, Katie Stay, in search of his ex-wife. Haskell dressed as a FedEx delivery driver… Continue reading Man kills five members of ex-wife’s family

Newspaper clippings · North Carolina

Father murders 6 children then commits suicide

October 2, 1956 Clinton, North Carolina A 35-year-old father shoots his 6 children, bashes the in their heads with either the butt of a gun or an ax, then shoots himself between the eyes with a shotgun The children were Alice (10), Joseph (9), Melvin (7), Ruth (5), Jerry (4), and Sue (2). The children's… Continue reading Father murders 6 children then commits suicide