California · Newspaper clippings · Religion · unsolved

A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

February 8, 1981 San Francisco, California The headless body of Leroy Carter Jr. is found in a sleeping bag Carter’s body did not initially stir concern as passersby believed he was simply sleeping. Upon closer inspection it was found he had been beheaded, with two kernels of corn and a chicken’s wing pushed into his… Continue reading A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Texas

The first five people to be executed in Texas’ electric chair

February 8, 1924 Huntsville, Texas The first five inmates are executed by the electric chair in Texas The execution occurred in rapid succession described by the Albany Daily Herald as an “orgy of death,” resulting in a noxious fumes. A short interlude was given to witnesses who were “sickened at the odor of burning flesh… Continue reading The first five people to be executed in Texas’ electric chair