Female Killers · Florida

Man beaten by wife, 2 employees in home

March 27, 1989 Melbourne, Florida John Bradford (53) is fatally beaten in his home John and his wife, Priscilla Bradford (36), had had marital difficulties culminating with Priscilla filing for divorce. In her divorce suit, Priscilla alleged she had been the victim of spousal abuse during their three-and-a-half-year marriage. However, John filed a countersuit claiming… Continue reading Man beaten by wife, 2 employees in home

Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing woman with chisel during robbery

March 26, 1886 Chicago, Illinois Frank Mulkowski is hanged for killing a woman during a robbery Mulkowski had become acquainted with Joseph Kledzeick around 6 weeks before the killing, and was thus familiar with the times Joseph would not be at home. He entered the Kledzeick home on August 22, 1885 and, either after being… Continue reading Man executed for killing woman with chisel during robbery

North Carolina

Man stabs girlfriend to death with knife and broomstick

April 2, 1992 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Willie Ervin Fisher stabs his girlfriend Angela Johnson to death with a knife and broomstick On the evening of April 1, Ervin (30 at the time of the murder) was visiting Johnson (29) where she lived with her mother, grandmother, 13-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son by Fisher. At some… Continue reading Man stabs girlfriend to death with knife and broomstick

England · Newspaper clippings

Woman seemingly kills children with coal hammer, self with razor

From The Illustrated Police News Published February 6, 1892 Margaret Ann Castings is shown beating her children to death before killing herself Castings (32) seemingly killed her two children, Emily (10) and Ernest Stanley (8), with a coal hammer in the living room before withdrawing to her bedroom upstairs to slit her own throat with… Continue reading Woman seemingly kills children with coal hammer, self with razor

Australia

Man kills cousin with homemade sword during an ice cream turf war

February 5, 2002 Williamstown, Victoria, Australia Francesco Mangione (44) stabs, hacks, and slices his cousin Denis Timothy Guinta (26) over 55 times with a homemade sword during a long-standing ice cream van turf war Mangione broke into the home of Guinta and his wife as they slept before he began to hack at Guinta with… Continue reading Man kills cousin with homemade sword during an ice cream turf war