England · Executions · Newspaper clippings

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… Continue reading Man executed for murder of wife

Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing his pregnant wife, likely to continue his relationships with two other women

February 27, 1890 Paris, Kentucky Thomas O’Brien is hanged for killing his pregnant wife O’Brien had married Betty Shea in secret, using assumed names in the process. After some time, Betty insisted O’Brien make the marriage public. O’Brien gave various reasons for not wanting to, though he left out the probable real reasons: he was… Continue reading Man executed for killing his pregnant wife, likely to continue his relationships with two other women

Newspaper clippings · Texas

Man stashes wife’s face, body and nearly severs arms while visiting her in the hospital

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Friday, January 29, 1915 Lorena Beresford-Snyder was killed by her husband, Ward Snyder, while she was in the hospital. A nurse overheard an endearing conversation between the two (the husband calling his wife "dearest" and saying he came to see her fearing she would be ill for some time, and… Continue reading Man stashes wife’s face, body and nearly severs arms while visiting her in the hospital

England · Executions

Doctor hanged for the murder and alleged dismemberment of his second wife

November 23, 1910 Pentonville Prison, London, England Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen is hanged for the murder of his second wife Corrine "Cora" Turner Cora had been partial to open extra-marital affairs and when the couple moved from the US to England, and the doctoral credentials Hawley carried were insufficient to practice medicine in England adding… Continue reading Doctor hanged for the murder and alleged dismemberment of his second wife

England · Newspaper clippings

Man beats pregnant wife until she’s unrecognizable because of “her going’s on”

November 17, 1943 Luton, Bedfordshire, England Horace William Manton argues with his wife, beats her face with a stool until he kills her and she is unrecognizable, strips her naked, stuffs her in a sack, and dumps her in a river Caroline Manton was pregnant when her husband had enough of "her goings-on." He choked… Continue reading Man beats pregnant wife until she’s unrecognizable because of “her going’s on”