Woman decapitates infant’s head on cutting board

March 8, 1943 Los Angeles, California Rosary Shelfo (23, pictured) kills her infant son Ross Shelfo was born on February 21, 1943 to Joseph (26) and Rosary Shelfo (also spelled Shellfo). Almost immediately, Rosary became insistent something was “wrong” with her baby. Joseph’s sister Mary Sidotl later testified Rosary believed “there was something wrong with…

The Lonely Hearts Killers are executed

March 8, 1951 Ossining, New York Raymond Martinez Fernandez (36) and Martha Beck (31), the Lonely Hearts Killers, are executed While serving time for an unrelated crime, Fernandez supposedly learned about “voodoo and the occult,” to the point he believed he held some sort of control over women using witchcraft. He decided to use this…