Suspected serial poisoner executed

March 24, 1873 Durham, England Mary Ann Cotton (34, pictured) is executed for the murder of her stepson Cotton, who eventually was given the nickname “The Dark Angel,” had a streak of suspicious deaths following her, including three husbands, her mother, a lodger, and twelve children (either her own or her stepchildren). The deaths in…

Teen beaten, set on fire, dies 16 days later

March 24, 2002 Ensley, Florida Three people beat, stun, and set fire to 19-year-old Audreanna Zimmerman (pictured) who dies 16 days later The three attackers — Tina Brown (39), her daughter Britnee Miller (16), and neighbor Heather Lee (27) — invited Zimmerman to Brown’s house under the guise of smoothing over a previous, unspecified argument…