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…

Man executed for the axe murder of his great aunt

October 13, 1882Lancaster, KentuckyWilliam Austin is hanged for murdering his great aunt with an axe Austin, described by newspapers as “a wild, drunken youth” of 25, was hanged for the murder of his 85-year-old great aunt Elizabeth “Betsy” Bland. Bland was killed on January 20, 1882 by several blows to her head and neck by…