Charlie Chaplin’s body stolen, later ransomed

March 2, 1978Corsier-Sur-Vevey, SwitzerlandThe body of Sir Charles “Charlie” Spencer Chaplin is stolen and later ransomed Charlie had died in his sleep on December 25, 1977, at the age of 88. On March 2, a municipal worker conducting a routine check of the small cemetery where Charlie had been interred noticed his grave had been…

Woman kills, dismembers employer

March 2, 1879 Richmond, London, England Catherine “Kate” Webster (pictured) kills her employer Julia Martha Thomas Webster, reported to be “about 30 years of age,” had worked as a domestic servant for Thomas (55) since January 1878. The two initially had a good rapport though relations quickly soured. “I found her very trying, and [she]…

Man kills 6, wounds 3 after argument with brother

March 2, 2008 Memphis, Tennessee Jessie Dotson kills four adults and two children, and injures another three children, after an argument with his brother In the early hours of March 2, Jessie and his brother Cecil got into an argument which ended with Jessie shooting Cecil in the head. Jessie then shot and killed all…