Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

April 2, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky Two men are hanged: one for murder, the other rape Robert Anderson was convicted of killing his wife in April 1878. Margaret Anderson made an earning by washing laundry and, when she returned home after her day’s work, Robert demanded a portion of her wages. She refused. Robert became enraged… Continue reading A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

Texas

Teen kills mother with hammer, knife, rapes body

March 27, 2014 Corpus Christi, Texas Kevin Davis (18) kills his mother Kimberly Hill then rapes her body On March 27, Davis attacked his mother by attempting to strangle her with an electrical cord. When Hill screamed, Davis retrieved a hammer and struck her head around 20 times. Psychiatrist Dr. Joel Kutnik, who interviewed Davis,… Continue reading Teen kills mother with hammer, knife, rapes body

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Texas

Man executed for rape “15 minutes after the arrival of the new year”

January 1, 1926 Huntsville, Texas Melton Carr is executed for rape Carr and another man, Elbert Kitchens, had been arrested for “criminal assault” (rape). The victim was Elbert’s wife Fannie Kitchens, and Elbert hired Carr to commit the crime for reasons the press did not divulge or speculate upon. Initially, both Carr and Elbert were… Continue reading Man executed for rape “15 minutes after the arrival of the new year”

Texas

3-year-old raped, killed by mother’s boyfriend

February 4, 1997 Bowie County, Texas William Wyatt rapes and murders his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son Wyatt and his girlfriend Renee Porter lived together with Porter’s 3-year-old son Damien Willis. Porter later testified she had noticed Damien appeared frightened of Wyatt and, the day before the murder, Porter accused Wyatt of abusing her son. On February… Continue reading 3-year-old raped, killed by mother’s boyfriend

Minnesota · Newspaper clippings

Woman tied to a tree, raped, shot in face, and left to die

September 20, 1916 Good Hope Township, Minnesota School teacher Olga Dahl is raped, shot twice in the face, and left for dead According to an interview with Dahl’s children by the Itasca County Historical Society, Dahl had seen her assailant the day before the attack, staring at her as she ate her breakfast, though she… Continue reading Woman tied to a tree, raped, shot in face, and left to die