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”

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

Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Man rapes, murders toddler

June 25, 1976 Mississippi Jimmy Lee Gray rapes and murders 3-year-old Deressa Jean Scales Gray had recently been paroled following an Arizona murder conviction of his 16-year-old girlfriend Elda L. Prince when he killed Deressa Jean Scales on June 25, 1976. He kidnapped the toddler, sodomized her, and pushed her head into a creek to… Continue reading Man rapes, murders toddler

Nevada

Child molested and murdered in casino restroom

May 25, 1997 Primm, Nevada Sherrice Iverson (7) is molested and murdered in a casino restroom Sherrice and her older brother Harold (14) were accompanying their father, Leroy Iverson, at a casino in Primm. Iverson didn’t have enough money for a room and instead planned to spend a few hours in the casino while his… Continue reading Child molested and murdered in casino restroom

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Philippines

3 executed for gang rape of actress

May 17, 1972 Philippines Three of actress Maggie de la Riva's 4 gang-rapists are executed In 1967, Jaime Jose, Basilio Pineda, and Edgardo Aquino, the three men executed (along with Rogelio Canial who died of a drug overdose in jail a few months before the execution), used their car to force de la Riva's vehicle… Continue reading 3 executed for gang rape of actress