Crime Scene Photography · Louisiana

The deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

May 23, 1934 Bienville Parish, Louisiana Infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are killed in an ambush The two were notorious for their robberies and murders and grew to a celebrity status among the general population, which concerned Bonnie and Clyde as hiding became much more difficult. In June 1933 things became even more… Continue reading The deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers · Louisiana

The Axeman of New Orleans’ first murder

May 23, 1918 New Orleans, Louisiana The first of several murders attributed to The Axeman of New Orleans are committed The Axeman’s career officially spanned from May 23, 1918 to October 27, 1919, beginning with the murders of Joseph and Catherine Maggio. The Maggios were attacked in their sleep, their throats sliced then their heads… Continue reading The Axeman of New Orleans’ first murder

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings

Girl testifies former boyfriend killed her mother after she discovered the couple kissing

May 22, 1937 Jersey City, New Jersey During trial, Gladys MacKnight (17) accuses her ex-boyfriend of killing her mother with a hatchet According to the younger MacKnight, her 18-year-old boyfriend Donald Wightman bashed Mrs. MacKnight over the head with a hatchet after she attacked the couple with a knife for hugging and kissing in her… Continue reading Girl testifies former boyfriend killed her mother after she discovered the couple kissing