Arizona · Serial Killers

“The Truck Stop Killer” Robert Ben Rhoades is arrested

April 1, 1990 Casa Grande, Arizona Serial rapist and killer Robert Ben Rhoades (pictured) is arrested Rhoades, later dubbed “The Truck Stop Killer,” was a commercial truck driver. As such, his career granted him the opportunity to travel great distances across the country, and the overwhelming majority of his time was spent alone and in… Continue reading “The Truck Stop Killer” Robert Ben Rhoades is arrested

Religion · Spain

Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture… Continue reading Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

Executions · Religion · Spain

Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture… Continue reading Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

England

Teen dies after days of torture, being burned alive

December 18, 1992 Manchester, England 16-year-old Suzanne Capper dies after days of torture and being burned alive Capper had been spending much of her time in the home of Jean Powell (26), a woman for whom she had babysat in the past. Also living in the home (or visiting frequently) were Powell’s estranged husband Glyn… Continue reading Teen dies after days of torture, being burned alive

Florida

Man beaten, tortured, murdered, stuffed in crate, and covered with cement

October 4, 1976 Jacksonville, Florida Timothy Palmes (left) and Ronald Straight (right) torture and kill a furniture store owner Palmes had been dating Jane Alpert and had moved into the apartment she shared with her 7-year-old daughter; Alpert worked for furniture store owner James Stone. A month or two prior to Stone’s murder, Palmes and… Continue reading Man beaten, tortured, murdered, stuffed in crate, and covered with cement