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)

California · Massacres/Mass Murder

Father kills wife, 6 kids

February 6, 1996 Glendale, California Jorjik Avanesian kills his wife Turan and their 6 children by setting their one-room apartment on fire Jorjik set fire to the apartment, allegedly because his wife and eldest daughters had been using drugs which made them promiscuous. When investigators searched the remains of the apartment, they found 4 bodies… Continue reading Father kills wife, 6 kids

Alabama · Female Killers

Mother arrested for starving 3 children to death

February 4, 2005 Huntsville, Alabama Natashay Ward is arrested for the starving deaths of her 3 children The bodies of Shanieka (11), Latricia (9), and Christopher Ward (8) were found on the floor of 3 separate bedrooms. They had not attended school since the holiday break and the utilities had been disconnected since mid-January. The… Continue reading Mother arrested for starving 3 children to death

Newspaper clippings · Texas

Man stashes wife’s face, body and nearly severs arms while visiting her in the hospital

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Friday, January 29, 1915 Lorena Beresford-Snyder was killed by her husband, Ward Snyder, while she was in the hospital. A nurse overheard an endearing conversation between the two (the husband calling his wife "dearest" and saying he came to see her fearing she would be ill for some time, and… Continue reading Man stashes wife’s face, body and nearly severs arms while visiting her in the hospital

Female Killers · Momento Mori and Post-mortem Photography · New York

Husband, wife, child buried together after mother kills all 3

January 25, 1894 Auburn, New York Maria Keller, who was later suspected of suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness, shoots her husband in the heart, fatally wounds their infant daughter whose lung was punctured, and shoots herself in the temple Their obituary, published in the Auburn Bulletin on January 26, 1894, reads: Three in one… Continue reading Husband, wife, child buried together after mother kills all 3