Oklahoma · Racially Motivated

Mother and teenaged son lynched before their trial

May 25, 1911 Okema, Oklahoma Laura Nelson and her 16-year-old son are lynched, their bodies left hanging from a bridge The Nelsons were charged with the May 2 killing of a deputy sheriff who had visited their farm looking for a stolen cow. According to the report, Laura was the first to grab the gun… Continue reading Mother and teenaged son lynched before their trial

Texas

10,000 lynch teen after he confesses to murder

May 15, 1916 Waco, Texas Teenager Jesse Washington is lynched in front of a crowd of 10,000 Lucy Fryer, a white woman, was murdered by blunt force trauma on May 8, 1916. Blame almost immediately fell upon 17-year-old Jesse Washington, a black teen who worked on the Fryer farm. When sheriff's deputies questioned Washington, they… Continue reading 10,000 lynch teen after he confesses to murder

Female Killers · Serial Killers · Spain

Woman convicted of pimping and murdering children lynched

May 12, 1913 Barcelona, Spain Spanish child-murderer Enriqueta Martí is lynched Martí spent her days begging at charities and convents, using street children she claimed as her own to further her deceit. She would then murder the children or prostitute them to wealthy clients whom she would socialize with at night. When she was arrested… Continue reading Woman convicted of pimping and murdering children lynched

Louisiana

11 Italians lynched for police chief’s murder

March 14, 1891 New Orleans, Louisiana Eleven people of Italian descent are lynched for allegedly murdering police chief David Hennessy Hennessy had been shot several times by a group of assailants as he walked home on October 15, 1890. When asked who had shot him, he replied “Dagoes,” a slur used against Italians. He died… Continue reading 11 Italians lynched for police chief’s murder