Newspaper clippings · Washington

Mother kills 6 children after husband dies and leaves family destitute

February 24, 1901 Spokane, Washington A woman is found with her 6 drowned children in a well The woman, Rosa Wurzer, has become a widow the year before the murders. She became increasingly depressed as she struggled to feed her 6 children: Rosa (11), Louisa (10), Anna (7), Joseph and Mary (twins, 6), and George… Continue reading Mother kills 6 children after husband dies and leaves family destitute

California · Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion

Child killed by mother in “voodoo murder”

From the Mansfield (Ohio) News-Journal Published February 20, 1940 Betty Hardaker (25) was wanted for questioning by police regarding the beating death of her 5 year old daughter, Geraldine, in a public restroom. According to neighbors, Betty was part of a “voodoo church that believes in human sacrifice,” and that “God tells them to kill… Continue reading Child killed by mother in “voodoo murder”

California

Father kills children with carbon monoxide poisoning to get back at wife

February 17, 2002 Los Angeles, California Adair Javier Garcia lights a charcoal grill in his home with the intent to kill his 6 children and himself Garcia’s wife, Adriana Ibeth Arreola, had recently left Garcia. According to prosecutors, Garcia became distraught enough to consider suicide but also sought revenge against his wife. While his children… Continue reading Father kills children with carbon monoxide poisoning to get back at wife

Minnesota

Teen kills parents, 2 siblings with axe

February 18, 1988 Rochester, Minnesota 16-year-old David Brom murders his parents, his 13-year-old sister and 11-year-old brother with an axe The attack was allegedly premeditated according to Brom’s friends whom he had told of his plans before the murders. The Brom family were devout Catholics and the father of the household disagreed with a music… Continue reading Teen kills parents, 2 siblings with axe

Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Clipping: wife murderer hanged (1873)

February 7, 1873 Henry McNulty (sometimes spelled as McNulta) is hanged for beating his wife to death while drunk McNulty claimed he was the victim of murder, stating he was given a subpar trial. In fact, evidence against him was at best circumstantial; a neighbor overheard the couple arguing before Mrs. McNulty died. However, Mr.… Continue reading Clipping: wife murderer hanged (1873)