Man beaten by wife, 2 employees in home

March 28, 1980 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…

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…

Man bludgeons parents to death with steak mallet

November 13, 1993Hambleton, Leicestershire, EnglandRoger Severs beats his parents — Eileen and Derek Severs (69 and 68 respectively) — to death with a steak mallet On November 13, Roger (37) bludgeoned Eileen and Derek in their home. He wrapped their bodies in a yellow blanket, drove them to a wooded area, and covered them with…

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…