“Crime tourist” executed for murder

March 18, 1938 Tucker, Arkansas Lester Brocklehurst (24, pictured) is executed for the murder of a man during a robbery Brocklehurst (sometimes spelled Brockelhurst) was a former Mormon Sunday school teacher turned “crime tourist,” as the press at the time referred to him. Beginning on March of 1937, Brocklehurst and his 18-year-old girlfriend Bernice Felton…

Man kills 4, wounds several more in 27-hour stabbing spree

February 11, 2011 Brooklyn, New York Maksim Gelman (23, pictured) begins a 28-hour stabbing spree, ultimately leaving 4 dead The attack began following an argument over Gelman’s mother’s car. Gelman wanted to borrow the car though his stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov (54) refused to lend the vehicle. Gelman then stabbed Kuznetsov at least 11 times before…

Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

August 21, 1952 Scania, Sweden Tore Hedin kills 9 and himself after his fiancé left him Hedin, a 25-year-old police officer, had previously robbed and murdered a friend in November 1951 before setting the crime scene on fire. He was assigned to the case and, unsurprisingly, was unable to catch the killer. (Pictured, Hedin quizzically…