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”

California · Crime Scene Photography

Woman beaten, choked, and mutilated by husband for allegedly being intimate with her stepfather (graphic)

November 13, 1945 Roscoe (renamed to Sun Valley in 1950), Los Angeles, California The body of Florence Honeycutt (38) is examined the day after she was murdered by her husband Warning: article contains graphic images Florence and her husband John met in August 1944, married shortly after, and moved to San Francisco. In August of… Continue reading Woman beaten, choked, and mutilated by husband for allegedly being intimate with her stepfather (graphic)

New York · Newspaper clippings

A husband suspecting his wife is being unfaithful hacks and slashes her to death

November 5, 1885 Buffalo, New York A newspaper reports a husband confessing to murdering his wife The husband's, Charles Herman, account stated he argued with his wife Eva on November 1, forbidding her from leaving their home. She left the room to presumably go change, and Charles followed where they argued more. He pulled a… Continue reading A husband suspecting his wife is being unfaithful hacks and slashes her to death

Italy

Composer murders wife, her lover, his infant son, and nanny in jealousy (1590)

October 16, 1590 Naples, Italy Composer Carlos Gesualdo kills his wife, her lover, his infant son, and a nanny in jealous revenge After fathering several children, Gesualdo apparently lost interest in sex but his wife did not. She took a paramour and Gesualdo, wanting to catch the two in the act, pretended to leave to… Continue reading Composer murders wife, her lover, his infant son, and nanny in jealousy (1590)