Executions · Kentucky

Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult

March 21, 1884 Columbia, Kentucky Brothers Champ and Rudolph “Rude” Fitzpatrick are hanged for murder The Fitzpatricks worked for a farmer with another man, Miller Brewster, whom their employer favored, which festered jealousy and hatred among the brothers. The animosity grew until August 6, 1883, when Champ approached Brewster on the street, accusing him of… Continue reading Brothers executed for killing man after a perceived insult

Executions · Kentucky

Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

March 15, 1946 Eddyville, Kentucky Anderson Adkins (33) is executed for the murders of three and the attempted murder of a fourth At the time of the shootings, Anderson and his wife — identified as Mrs. Elmo Adkins — had recently divorced. Additionally, Anderson has been denied custody of their son Jimmy, which angered him.… Continue reading Man executed for killing in-laws, neighbor after custody dispute

Executions · Iowa

Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

March 9, 1923 Fort Madison, Iowa Earl Throst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of Inga Magnusson Magnusson (sometimes spelled Magnussen) was a 21-year-old teacher of a one-room schoolhouse in Allamakee County, Iowa, though she lived with her parents in Houston County, Minnesota, roughly 40 miles (64 km) north of the school. When she… Continue reading Man executed for beating woman to death with piece of firewood

Executions · Wales

Man executed for killing daughter, apparently to live with new wife without his children

March 1, 1886 Swansea, Wales Thomas Nash (39, pictured) is hanged for the murder of his daughter Nash was a widower when he met his second wife, though he failed to inform her of his two children. He left the girls (17-year-old Sarah and 6-year-old Martha Ann) in the care of Mrs. Goodwin whom he… Continue reading Man executed for killing daughter, apparently to live with new wife without his children

Executions · Female Killers · France · Serial Killers

Mass-poisoner executed

February 26, 1852* Rennes, France Hélène Jégado is executed for murder * Note: the exact date of Jégado’s execution seems to be up for debate, with sources claiming either February 26 or 27, 1852, March 1852, or December 1851. For this entry, I chose to use the date listed in Fatal Violence: Case Studies and… Continue reading Mass-poisoner executed