Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man kills housekeeper with hatchet, tries to cut own throat

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 24, 1903 Frank Lewis killed his housekeeper, Stella Wright (24) with a hatchet. He attempted to clean the scene with towels and there was evidence he stooped over her body to ensure she was dead. Then he left her body and bloody scene for his 12-year-old daughter to… Continue reading Man kills housekeeper with hatchet, tries to cut own throat

Canada

The Babes in the Wood (Stanley Park) are found

January 14, 1953 Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia The skeletal remains of 2 children are found The skeletons were found with a hatchet, and each bore a wound from the weapon: one from the sharpened side while the other from the hammer end. The bodies were placed side by side and covered with a woman's… Continue reading The Babes in the Wood (Stanley Park) are found

Female Killers · Maryland · Newspaper clippings

Woman examined by psychologists after killing mother-in-law with hatchet

September 29, 1935 Chestertown, Maryland A woman who murdered her mother in-law with a hatchet meets with alienists (an archaic term for psychologists) to determine her level of sanity. During her subsequent trial, she claimed she didn't remember murdering the elderly woman. She stated she grabbed a hammer to fix a towel rack in the… Continue reading Woman examined by psychologists after killing mother-in-law with hatchet

California · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Revenge Murders Fueled by Cocaine 

August 22, 1928 Fairfield, California Leung Ying (alternatively referred to as Loy Yeung) kills 11 at his former employer's house while under the influence of cocaine Leung had been dismissed by his employer, Wong Gee, for allegedly having a sexual affair (either willingly or forcefully) with Wong's 15-year-old daughter. On the night of August 22,… Continue reading Revenge Murders Fueled by Cocaine