Man killed by newlywed couple who claimed the killing was either in self-defense, because of Satanism, or for no reason more than they wanted to kill someone

November 11, 2013Sunbury, PennsylvaniaTroy LaFerrara is strangled and stabbed to death by newlyweds Elytte and Miranda Barbour Miranda (18) and LaFerrara met on Craigslist after Miranda posted an ad for escort services. The two met in Miranda’s car; unbeknownst to LaFerrara, Elytte (22) was hiding in the backseat awaiting the code phrase “Did you see…

Man killed by wife after beating her

May 13, 1942 Los Angeles, California Earl Blaisure is killed by his wife Molly (inaccurately described here as his girlfriend) after beating her with the barrel of a rifle when it failed to fire Earl Blaisure (24), a stove factory worker, had been know for beating his wife, Molly Blaisure (24), who stabbed her husband…

Hatpins for defense

From The Evening Star (Independence, Kansas) Published May 7, 1904 An article suggests the use of hatpins for a fashionable weapon of self-defense, instructing women to stab a potential attacker in the face with 7-plus-inch needle-like hardened pieces of steel.