Poland

Woman kills 4 children, ties them to tree with barbed wire rather than let them starve (graphic)

December 11, 1923 Antoniówka, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland Marianna Dolińska kills her four children and hangs their bodies around a tree with barbed wire Dolińska had been suffering from depression when she hanged her four children — Zofię, 6 months; Antoniego, 3 years; Bronisławę, 5 years; and Stefana, 7 years — to death before tying their… Continue reading Woman kills 4 children, ties them to tree with barbed wire rather than let them starve (graphic)

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Police officer beaten to death with own nightstick

July 3, 1917 New York, New York Patrolman John Flood is beaten to death with his own nightstick Flood had been nearing the end of his shift when Kittie Connors approached him, stating a man was in her apartment threatening to kill her. The man in question was Bronx prize fighter Milton Bleier. The Bridgeport… Continue reading Police officer beaten to death with own nightstick

California · Crime Scene Photography

Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

June 27, 1942 Los Angeles, California The body of Mary Rickard is found several days after her death I could find little else on this case aside from what is provided in the caption. I checked alternate spellings of Mary and/or Rickards and searched newspapers.com, FindAGrave.com, and FamilySearch.org but unfortunately I could not find anything.… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

Executions · Ohio

Man hanged for the murder and dismemberment of his wife (includes graphic details from his confession)

June 12, 1857 Toledo, Ohio Return Jonathan Meigs Ward is hanged for the murder of his wife Ward had been abusing his wife Olive for some time before the murder. Olive sent her children from a previous marriage to other homes, and attempted to flee on a train. In an effort to detain her, Ward… Continue reading Man hanged for the murder and dismemberment of his wife (includes graphic details from his confession)