California · Crime Scene Photography · Newspaper clippings

Confessed murderer jumps to his death at fear of receiving a death penalty

November 30, 1942 Los Angeles, California Francis O'Toole jumps from a window to his death after pleading guilty to the murder of his common-law wife O'Toole has shot his common-law wife, Lillian White, to death after an argument on September 27. The fatal fight, as well as many before it, broke out because, in O'Toole's… Continue reading Confessed murderer jumps to his death at fear of receiving a death penalty

New York

Teenager’s apparent suicide, impaled on flagpole

October 22, 1976 Buffalo, New York Bobby Jackson (19) dies after being impaled by a flagpole Officially, Jackson's death was ruled as a suicide. He jumped from the 28th story of Buffalo City Hall, intent on dying from the 250 foot drop. It was suggested a gust of wind changed his intended trajectory to the… Continue reading Teenager’s apparent suicide, impaled on flagpole

Illinois · Iowa · Michigan · Newspaper clippings

Teen shoots parents for bickering; attempted suicide after cashing worthless $10 check; ouija board demands suicide

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 21, 1925 Allison, Iowa Chicago, Illinois Grand Rapids, Michigan A 17-year-old boy shot and killed his father and wounded his mother because of his parents' "constant bickering." A young woman tried to kill herself after cashing a worthless check of $10 (about $138 in 2017). A ouija board… Continue reading Teen shoots parents for bickering; attempted suicide after cashing worthless $10 check; ouija board demands suicide