Mass poisoner dies in prison

March 7, 1910 San Francisco, California Cordelia Botkin (pictured) dies in prison Botkin had been involved in an affair with John Dunning for three years before his wife, Mary, discovered the infidelity. Mary took their daughter and moved to Dover, Delaware, roughly 2,900 miles (4,670 km) away. John and Botkin continued their affair for some…

Woman beaten, shot to death in home

February 24, 1986 Van Nuys, California Sherri Rasmussen (29) is killed in her home; her murder remained unsolved for more than two decades Rasmussen’s body was found by her husband of three months, John Ruetten, when he returned to their condominium. Rasmussen had been beaten, with one eye swollen shut while the other was wide…

Jealous woman killed by her lover

April 14, 1914 New York, New York Alberta Thomas is killed by her romantic interest after she became jealous of another woman Thomas confronted her boyfriend for his interest in another woman, and in response he shot at her 4 times, striking her twice (once in the breast and once in the neck). He then…

Wife and housemaid murdered, mutilated, and dismembered

September 15, 1935 Lancaster, England Isabella (alternatively spelled Isobel) Ruxton and her housemaid Mary Jane Rogerson are murdered by Ruxton's husband, Dr. Buck Ruxton Dr. Ruxton (born Buktyar Rustomji Ratanji Hakim) had become increasingly jealous of his wife's alleged infidelity for years before the murders, prompting Isabella to return with her children to Edinburgh at…