Man executed for assault and murder of girl

October 17, 1919Chicago, IllinoisThomas Fitzgerald (39) is executed for the murder and sexual abuse of 6-year-old Janet Wilkinson WARNING: this article contains details which may be considered graphic. Discretion is advised. Wilkinson went missing from her Chicago home on July 22, 1919. Suspicions almost immediately fell upon Fitzgerald who lived in the same apartment building…

Girl is tortured, killed by two teens

October 7, 1981Luling, LouisianaBarbara Jo “Bobbi” Brown (11) is abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered WARNING: This article contains graphic details. Discretion is advised. The Brown family matriarch was left a single mother after a car accident in 1971 claimed the lives of her husband and one of her daughters, leaving her to raise the remaining…

Woman sexually assaulted, stabbed to death

October 3, 1985Indianapolis, IndianaDarlene Hendrick (20) is sexually assaulted repeatedly and stabbed to death WARNING: This story contains details which may be considered graphic. Discretion is advised. At approximately 1:10 a.m., Indianapolis police received a call from Charles Evans (26), stating he was afraid he had killed a woman. Police met up with Evans and…

Man executed for rape and murder of 10 year old

October 1, 2002Huntsville, TexasJames Rexford Powell (56) is executed for the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl On October 6, 1990, Falyssa Van Winkle, accompanied by her mother and stepfather, traveled to a Beaumont, Texas antique mall. While her parents were selling wares, Falyssa announced she was going to another vendor to buy some…