Woman killed by her employers because “she was the devil”

October 22, 1938Dollar Bay, MichiganMarian Doyle (20) is killed by her employers because “she was the devil” Sometime before the murder, Laura Pichette left her husband and their children to pursue a relationship with another man. In her absence, Wilfred Pichette hired Doyle to be a housekeeper and nurse for his daughter Norma. Laura returned…

Teen killed, skull used to make love potion

October 13, 1956Vineland, New Jersey13-year-old Roger Carletto disappears; his killer will later claim to have murdered him to turn his skull into a love potion Carletto’s parents reported him missing on October 13, and while police initially suspected foul play they also considered the possibility he had run away. Over the following months, the police…

The “Yorkshire Witch” is executed for fatally poisoning client

March 20, 1809 York, North Yorkshire, England Mary Bateman, the “Yorkshire Witch,” is hanged for murder Bateman, looking to bolster her husband’s modest income, began to tell fortunes in 1799 but soon offered her services as a “screwer-down,” claiming to use phantoms to immobilize her clients’ enemies, and sold various other supposed spells and charms.…