Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

February 17, 1905 Owensboro, Kentucky Roy Green (17, pictured) is hanged for beating a man with a piece of wood then impaling his throat with a splinter from the broken lumber James E. Coomes was killed on July 31, 1904. According to Green’s confession, he and Coomes were strangers but became friendly, and Coomes invited… Continue reading Man executed for beating man, impaling throat with lumber

Crime Scene Photography · Missouri · unsolved

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.… Continue reading Unsolved: Gangster killed in car by machine gun