A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

April 2, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky Two men are hanged: one for murder, the other rape Robert Anderson was convicted of killing his wife in April 1878. Margaret Anderson made an earning by washing laundry and, when she returned home after her day’s work, Robert demanded a portion of her wages. She refused. Robert became enraged…

Man kills, dismembers wife

March 29, 2016 English, West Virginia Woody Wood Jr. kills and dismembers his wife Rebecca On or around March 29, Woody and Rebecca argued, ending in Woody shooting Rebecca in the head. He then dismembered her body, put the body parts into trash bags, and buried the remains in their basement. At some point, Woody…

Man executed for murder of wife

February 21, 1877 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Richard Insole (24) is executed for the murder of his wife Richard and his wife, Sarah Ann Insole (22), had reportedly been having marital difficulties for some time. Richard had recently served six weeks in prison for physically assaulting Sarah in July 1876, then refused to financially support her…

Man executed for killing his wife for not leaving her job

November 9, 1921Chicago, IllinoisFrank Ligregni is hanged for the murder of his wife On December 21, 1920, Ligregni visited his wife Genevieve at the boarding school where she taught, after she invited him to spend the Christmas holiday with her. He attempted to persuade her to leave her job in Bartlett, Illinois and return to…