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

New York · Newspaper clippings

Man kills girlfriend for rejecting marriage proposal

From the Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, California)Published August 27, 1938New YorkJohn Bellinger shoots his girlfriend when she refuses his marriage proposal again Bellinger and Marie Joyce (25) had known each other for a year and reportedly had casually dated. Berlinger had proposed to Joyce on multiple occasions in the past and feared another rejection,… Continue reading Man kills girlfriend for rejecting marriage proposal