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