Man executed for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend

October 11, 1933London, EnglandRobert James Kirby (26) is hanged for the murder of his girlfriend Grace Newing (17) Kirby was reportedly unemployed when he met and began courting Newing, who was working at a sweetshop. Because of Kirby’s lack of employment, he was able to dedicate a large amount of his time to being in…

Two men kidnap a pair of hitchhikers, raping and killing one and seriously wounding the other

October 11, 1980Knox County, TennesseeWalter Lee Caruthers and Reginald Watkins kidnap two hitchhikers before they rape and kill one and seriously injure the other Brothers-in-law Caruthers (36) and Watkins (27) picked up Wilhelmina (22) and George (18) Stahl in Columbus, Ohio as the siblings were hitchhiking from New York to Georgia. In Knoxville, Tennessee, Caruthers…