Canadian serial killer executed

January 13, 1928Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaSerial killer Earle Leonard Nelson, alias Virgil Wilson, is executed Nelson primarily targeted landladies, posing as a prospective tenant to lure the victims to empty buildings. The women were strangled, and many raped after death. (One victim, 14-year-old Lola Cowen, was also seriously mutilated.) Nelson’s success largely depended on his constant…

Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

August 8, 1973 Pasadena, Texas Serial rapist/torturer/killer Dean Corll is shot and killed by one of his accomplices Corll had killed at least 27 victims, whose ages ranged from 9 to 19. All the victims were boys or young men, lured with candy from his family's candy factory for younger victims, or glue- and paint-sniffing…

Woman and granddaughter murdered by boarder 

September 19, 1993*  Casselberry, Florida  Edward James strangled and rapes an 8-year-old before stabbing her grandmother to death  *Note: because the events began sometime before midnight and continued into the following day's early hours, court documents list the date of the offense as September 19 while newspapers reported the date as September 20.  James had…