Not a name many readers will be familiar with, I know, but this otherwise unexceptional killer made Oklahoma history on December 10, 1915. He wasn’t just Oklahoma’s first convict to … Read More
Michael Manning was the last prisoner executed in the Republic of Ireland, ending a centuries-old tradition of executions in the Emerald Isle and another tradition of their being performed almost … Read More
In the Victorian-era life was bleak and times were hard. Men, women and children were dying in the streets and many took to petty crimes, not only because they needed … Read More
On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley stood outside of the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C.. His only reason for being there was to kill the newly nominated President Ronald Reagan.
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Sing Sing is a name synonymous with a grim history. Even its original name ‘Sinck Sinck’ translates into English as ‘Stone upon stone.’ A myriad of tales abound of harsh … Read More
VE (Victory in Europe) marked the official end of hostilities in the European theatre of operations and quite possibly the largest and most joyous celebration in human history.
Unless, of … Read More
His name isn’t going to ring any bells with many Sword and Scale readers, I know, but Horry (an otherwise unexceptional murderer) occupies a singular place in the annals of … Read More
Outside the prison, a large crowd has gathered to await the execution by hanging of convicted murderer John Lee, condemned for the brutal murder of his employer, Miss Emma Keyes, … Read More
The case of Lena Baker, the only woman to be electrocuted in Georgia and, until Kelly Renee Gissendaler in 2015, the only woman executed there at all, is a prime … Read More
According to Samuel Johnson, distinguished writer and creator of the first English dictionary:
“When a man knows he is to be hanged in the morning, it concentrates the mind.”
With … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 86
Sword and Scale Episode 85
Sword and Scale Episode 84
Hazel Drew: The Real Life Laura Palmer
The Granny Ripper
The Chicago Sausage Factory Murder
March 29, 2017
The Murder of Schlock Movie Director Al Adamson
March 28, 2017
March 26, 2017
Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
March 25, 2017
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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