Confessed serial killer executed

July 30, 1923Waco, TexasConfessed serial killer Roy Mitchell is executed Multiple murders were committed in or near Waco, Texas over the course of a year, beginning in February of 1922 and ending in January of 1923. On February 11, 1922, 13-year-old Homer Turk was visiting W. H. Barker, his wife (either Lulu, Lou, or Lula),…

Woman killed in her apartment by serial killer

March 6, 1945Washington, D.C.Nancy Boyer is killed by Joseph Medley in her apartment Medley had been serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in Michigan State Prison for armed robbery and kidnapping when he approached the warden on November 27, 1944. He claimed he wanted to go downstairs to speak with the other inmates and collect…

“Gentleman Murderer” executed for 6 killings

January 31, 1957*Kraków, PolandWładysław Mazurkiewicz, known as “The Gentleman Murderer” or “The Elegant Murderer,” is executed for the murders of 6 Note: The date of Mazurkiewicz’s execution seems to be disputed, with some sources citing January 29 and others January 31. On September 24, 1955, Stanisław Łopuszyński visited a doctor, complaining of a searing headache.…