Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering girlfriend and her young sons

October 20, 1931 Chester, Illinois Merle (alt. spelling: Merley, Murley) Johnson is executed for the murders of his live-in girlfriend and her two sons On May 20, 1931, Johnson (25) shot Carrie Bowers (38) before he strangled her sons, Joseph (6) and Delmar (19 months). The boys were also bludgeoned with a car crank and… Continue reading Man executed for murdering girlfriend and her young sons

Executions · Italy · Serial Killers

The execution of Italian serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least three women

October 13, 1933 Sarzana, Italy Serial killer Cesare Serviatti is executed Serviatti employed the use of newspaper advertisements to come in contact with women seeking marriage, only to rob, kill, and dismember them. On November 3, 1930, the body of a woman, chopped to pieces and stuffed in a suitcase, was pulled from the sea.… Continue reading The execution of Italian serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least three women

California · Executions · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering woman who was targeted simply because she was a woman

October 8, 1915 Folsom, California Burr Harris is executed for the random murder of Rebecca Gay Harris claimed to have wanted to simply kill a woman, any woman. He came across Gay's door, the first one he saw, created a reason to enter her office, then beat her to death before stealing $25. The bludgeoning… Continue reading Man executed for murdering woman who was targeted simply because she was a woman

Australia · Executions · Female Killers

The last woman to be executed in Western Australia, for the murder of her stepson

October 6, 1909 Fremantle, Western Australia Martha Rendell becomes the last woman executed in Western Australia Rendell was convicted of killing her de-facto (common law) husband’s 14-year-old son, Arthur Morris. Arthur’s sisters, Annie (7) and Olive (5), also died under suspicious circumstances and were suspected to have been murdered by Rendell as well. Doctors at… Continue reading The last woman to be executed in Western Australia, for the murder of her stepson