New York

Man kills wife, apparently to begin a relationship with a model who did not know him

February 27, 1919 Long Beach, New York Dr. Walter Keene Wilkins (64) kills his wife but claims the death to be the product of a botched robbery On February 27, 1919, Wilkins reported a robbery which claimed his wife’s life. He claimed three men were burglarizing his home when he and his wife Julia interrupted… Continue reading Man kills wife, apparently to begin a relationship with a model who did not know him

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Woman stabbed, strangled by jealous man

June 19, 1939 Bronx, New York Virginia Bender (18) is stabbed and strangled by a former boarder in her family’s home Three weeks before, Bender had rejected Blazek’s affections. This resulted in an argument and Frank Blazek (29), a boarder, moving out of the Bender family’s home. On the day of the murder, Bender was… Continue reading Woman stabbed, strangled by jealous man

Executions · Graves · Nevada

Man executed for murdering girl he arranged to be married to when she chose another suitor

May 21, 1926 Carson City, Nevada Stanko Jukich is executed for the murder of his 16-year-old sweetheart Jennie Medak Jukich, 28 at the time of the murder, was a Yugoslavian miner living in a boarding house run by Medak's mother. Medak's parents arranged a marriage between Medak and Jukich 3 years before the murder, and… Continue reading Man executed for murdering girl he arranged to be married to when she chose another suitor

Executions · New York · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections

April 4, 1895 Auburn, New York William Lake is executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections Lake (26) was described in the Buffalo Evening News as “the perfect picture of sullen despair,” spending his time talking to no one but himself. He found himself obsessed with a servant named Emma Hunt… Continue reading Man executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections

Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Clipping: man shoots woman, self when marriage proposal is rejected

January 9, 1900 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William Wasco was executed for murdering a woman for refusing to marry him before turning the gun on himself in a failed attempt at suicide. His last words were reportedly "Good-by, people. I gladly give my life for my sweetheart. I loved her." (From the New York Times, published January… Continue reading Clipping: man shoots woman, self when marriage proposal is rejected