England · Executions

Man hanged for murdering his grandson

December 5, 1900 Manchester, England Joseph Holden is executed for the murder of his grandson Holden took his grandson, John Dawes (8), from school, claiming the boy's mother required him to run an errand for her. He instead lead John to a quarry (the lane to which is pictured, from "Bury Murders" by Sean Frain)… Continue reading Man hanged for murdering his grandson

Canada · Female Killers

Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter

December 3, 2009 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada Jane LeMarsh, driving a car with her daughter (12) and grandchildren (Tyler Bernard, 10; Taiya Talbot, 6; pictured), steers into river in Wallaceburg, Ontario, killing her grandchildren LeMarsh had picked up her grandchildren from her daughter's house to get Christmas presents. For reasons unknown, she made a sudden U-turn… Continue reading Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter

Hawaii

Mother drowns 5 children in bathtub (1965)

November 22, 1965 Aiea, Hawaii Maggie Young drowns her children in a bathtub Young first drowned her girls, Jessica (8 months), Jeanette (2), Judith (3), and Janice (5) before pulling her son, James Jr. (8) out of school and drowning him in the same way. She then placed her children's nude, wet bodies on 2… Continue reading Mother drowns 5 children in bathtub (1965)

Canada · Kentucky · Michigan · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · Religion

A myriad of short articles of misfortune and mystery

September 21, 1891 Louisville, Kentucky Negaunee, Michigan St. Paul, New Brunswick, Canada Scranton, Pennsylvania * a young woman who appears to be blessed with the stigmata, wounds similar to those Jesus suffered during crucifixion, though a Bishop disregards the claims as "foolishness." * a young girl (age not mentioned) is found in a Michigan mine.… Continue reading A myriad of short articles of misfortune and mystery