Man executed for killing acquaintance over a torn shirt

January 14, 1910Richmond, VirginiaThurman Spinner is executed for the axe murder of an acquaintance after the victim tore his shirt Spinner (as he’s recorded in the Library of Virginia records) or Skinner (as most newspapers referred to him) had been ‘possum hunting with Charles W. Noell (21) and several others near Colfax, Virginia on October…

A woman kills her husband and their infant son

January 14, 1862 Clavering, Essex, England Rebecca Law kills her husband and infant son Samuel (27) and Rebecca (25) had been married for around 7 years before the murder. The early portion of their marriage was peppered with quarrels, primarily due to their differing personalities (Samuel was described as having “loose habits” while Rebecca was…