Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Teen executed for killing woman and her son after he became “drunk with music”

January 6, 1928 Columbus, Ohio 17-year-old Floyd Hewitt is executed for the murder of a woman and her 5-year-old son On February 13, 1927, Hewitt (16 at the time of the murder) was visiting Celia Brown (27) to listen to their radio. According to Hewitt, the music made him “feel queer inside” and “drunk with… Continue reading Teen executed for killing woman and her son after he became “drunk with music”

Indiana · Serial Killers

Teen shoots parents, tries to strangle sister, is later suspected to be a serial killer

January 3, 1971 Fort Wayne, Indiana Carl Brandt (13) shoots his father and eight-months-pregnant mother as she bathes, and attempts to strangle his sister The Brandt family had recently returned from a family trip, during which time Carl’s father Herbert shot and killed the family’s sick dog. It is unclear if this act was the… Continue reading Teen shoots parents, tries to strangle sister, is later suspected to be a serial killer