Scotland

Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

February 19, 1909 Fife, Scotland 15-year-old Michael Swinton Brown is killed during a robbery Brown was tasked every Friday with collecting the weekly factory wages for his employer, a task which he performed almost mechanically. Every week he took the same route at the same time, a habit Alexander Edmonstone (23) noticed and decided to… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

Female Killers · Illinois

Teenager beaten, strangled, burned, and dismembered

January 21, 2005 East Moline, Illinois Adrianne Leigh Reynolds (16) is beaten and strangled to death, set on fire, dismembered, and dumped by two fellow students Sarah Kolb (16 at the time of the murder) and Corey Gregory (also 16 at the time) befriended Reynolds after she moved to East Moline from Texas. On January… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled, burned, and dismembered

Female Killers · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Pregnant woman and 3 children murdered over jealousy

January 19, 1999 Springfield, Missouri Erin Vanderhoef (36) and her 3 children Darlene Vanderhoef (8) Jimmy Vanderhoef (11) and Chris Franklin (10) are killed by Vanderhoef's former and occasional lover and 2 accomplices Vanderhoef had allegedly been sleeping with Richard DeLong, a man she used to date, while DeLong's girlfriend and mother of his child,… Continue reading Pregnant woman and 3 children murdered over jealousy

Australia · Executions · Famous Last Words · Female Killers

Baby farmer hanged for death of 2 babies

January 15, 1894 Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Francis Lydia Alice Knorr is executed for the deaths of 2 infants Depression-era Australia was a hard time for most, with jobs few and far between and no public welfare available to assist those who were struggling. Because of this, many turned to petty crime to make ends… Continue reading Baby farmer hanged for death of 2 babies