Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murder/dismemberment of wife

September 2, 1938 Kentucky Parkie Denny is executed for the murder of his wife, Ethel Yates Denny On September 14, 1936, Denny reportedly murdered his wife by bludgeoning her with a hammer because "I got tired of her slapping me." After the murder he dragged her body into a sugar cane field where he used… Continue reading Man executed for murder/dismemberment of wife

Newspaper clippings · Texas

Child beaten with hammer for singing 

August 25, 1955  Texas City, Texas  A man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing regarding the murder of his murder of his granddaughter  Robert J. Wallace claimed he murdered his granddaughter with a ballpeen hammer because her singing and "childish pratter" kept him from taking a nap. Frances Jean Wallace was coloring in a paint… Continue reading Child beaten with hammer for singing 

Executions · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Wife-murderer hanged

August 21, 1896 Macon, Missouri  George W. Anderson is hanged for the murder of his second wife Anderson's second wife was the widow of his first wife's brother and the mother of a 4-year-old. They separated 7 months into their marriage but reconciled after 4 to 6 weeks of separation. On May 27, 1896, following… Continue reading Wife-murderer hanged