Man executed for the murders of 7

October 6, 1927CzechoslovakiaMartin Lecián (27) is hanged for murder Lecián — reported to be 19 in some American newspapers — was incarcerated for committing between 54 and 69 robberies as well as the murders and attempted murders (worded as “partly completed and partly unfinished”) according to Czech reports. American reports stated six men and one…

FLW: I want to get to Hell in time for dinner

Famous Last Words John Owens (alias Bill Booth) Buffalo, Wyoming March 5, 1886 “I wish you’d hurry up. I want to get to Hell in time for dinner.” Booth was a wanted outlaw, sought by lawmen for the murders of his wife and child in Oklahoma, a cowboy in Colorado, and a trapper in Wyoming…

Canadian serial killer executed

January 13, 1928Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaSerial killer Earle Leonard Nelson, alias Virgil Wilson, is executed Nelson primarily targeted landladies, posing as a prospective tenant to lure the victims to empty buildings. The women were strangled, and many raped after death. (One victim, 14-year-old Lola Cowen, was also seriously mutilated.) Nelson’s success largely depended on his constant…