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…

Woman kills another to steal her unborn child

October 6, 2011Milwaukee, WisconsinAnnette Morales-Rodriguez (33) kills Maritza Ramirez-Cruz (23) in an attempt to steal her unborn son Emergency dispatchers were called by Morales-Rodriguez on October 6, who stated she had given birth in her home and the baby was not breathing. First responders found the infant was already deceased, and Morales-Rodriguez explained she was…

Man executed for extravagant murder scheme

September 30, 1921 Chicago, Illinois Carl Wanderer is hanged for the murder of his pregnant wife and the vagrant he hired to pretend to rob them Wanderer, a decorated soldier during World War I, had been a closeted homosexual and married his wife for money. Allegedly, he planned to kill her after he was informed…

Pregnant woman and priest executed

August 18, 1848 San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina 8-months-pregnant Maria Camila O'Gorman Ximénez (20) and her priest lover Father Ladislao Gutiérrez (24) are executed by a firing squad  Father Gutiérrez was a Jesuit priest and his church was the only one within Argentina's Catholic Church to condemn the police state the country was under at…