Man executed for murder of his common-law wife, whom he battered and sliced to death

January 5, 1926Birmingham, EnglandJohn Fisher is executed for the murder of his romantic partner, though the executioner nearly hangs a guard in his place Fisher had been romantically involved with Ada Taylor (some sources erroneously report her name as Ida) for 14 years. The couple lived together with Taylor’s daughter from a previous relationship, Jessie…

Man hanged for rape

January 5, 1894 Bardstown, Kentucky Phil Evans (20) is hanged for raping a 12-year-old girl On October 15, 1893, Evans and a man named Ed Hall got drunk together, and Evans agreed to assist Hall home. When they arrived at Hall’s house, Evans laid Hall down onto a haystack where he immediately fell asleep. Evans…