Executions · Maryland · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for the murders of three teens during four day killing spree

May 17, 1994 Maryland John Frederick Thanos is executed for the murders of three teenagers At the time of the murders, Thanos had been in and out of prison for violent crimes — namely rape and robbery. He also had a habit of carrying a leather doctor’s bag holding a sawed-off .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle… Continue reading Man executed for the murders of three teens during four day killing spree

Executions · Oregon

Man executed for killing mother-in-law/half-sister and her husband

May 16, 1997 Salem, Oregon Harry Charles Moore is executed for killing his half-sister and her ex-husband Moore had an extensive violent past, including physical and sexual violence against his family members. Some events showcasing his violence include: his mother obtained a restraining order against her son for mental and physical abuse; he handcuffed his… Continue reading Man executed for killing mother-in-law/half-sister and her husband

Executions · Female Killers · South Africa

Woman suspected of killing several family members hanged for murder of son

December 30, 1932 Pretoria, South Africa Daisy Louisa C. de Melker is hanged for the murder of her son In April 1932, De Melker, described by newspapers as “a trim, handsome little woman of 44,” was arrested for the poisoning murders of two husbands and her 20-year-old son. Her first husband, William Alfred Cowle (sometimes… Continue reading Woman suspected of killing several family members hanged for murder of son

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

Connecticut · Executions · Female Killers

Hannah Ocuish, the youngest person to be executed in the US

December 20, 1786 New London, Connecticut 12-year-old Hannah Ocuish is hanged for the murder of a 6-year-old following an argument over strawberries Ocuish was a biracial orphan (her father was black and her mother belonged to the Pequot tribe) and possibly had a mental disability. In June 1786, 6-year-old Eunice Bolles accused Ocuish of stealing… Continue reading Hannah Ocuish, the youngest person to be executed in the US