Woman assaulted and stabbed to death in her apartment, allegedly due to a “Satanic curse” placed upon her killer

February 17, 1992Arlington, VirginiaRuth Dickie (39) is assaulted and stabbed to death in her apartment Around 10:45 on the evening of February 17, Dickie’s downstairs neighbor overheard Dickie arguing loudly with a man in the hall. The argument moved into Dickie’s home, at which point the neighbor called an apartment maintenance employee who knocked on…

Unsolved: Gangster killed in car by machine gun

February 17, 1943 St. Louis, Missouri Politician, plumber, and gangster William “Dinty” Colbeck is killed by machine gun fire Colbeck led a group of gangsters called “Egan’s Rats,” specializing in robberies, bootlegging, and pin-ball (at the time, pinball was illegal and used as a form of gambling). The group was founded by Constable William T.…