Convicted poisoner dies in prison, ostensibly from suicide

March 8, 2010Turku, FinlandKatariina Pantila (28; formerly Katariina Hyttinen and Katariina Lönnqvist) is found dead in her cell In 2007, Pantila was at a family gathering, during which time an 8-month-old relative was injected with a potentially fatal dose of insulin. The baby was taken to a hospital for treatment and recovered. Days later, a…

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…