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The Assassination of Spencer Percival
2 years ago

The Assassination of Spencer Percival

Assassination of important and powerful political figures is nothing new and neither is it particularly rare. Four American Presidents, Mahatma Gandhi, Tsar Nichols II’s entire family after the Russian Revolution …
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The Last Executions In Britain
2 years ago

The Last Executions In Britain

As regular readers are aware, I cover true crime here a fair bit and the death penalty is a regular feature. So, today, it’s with some small satisfaction that we’re …
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Masonic Murder Cover-up?
2 years ago

Masonic Murder Cover-up?

The fraternal order of Freemasons is no stranger to conspiracy and controversy. Their secretive nature, use of eclectic pagan symbolism within their lodges, as well as rumors of bizarre rituals …
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Francis ‘Two Gun’ Crowley
2 years ago

Francis ‘Two Gun’ Crowley

He was no relation to famed Satanist Aleister Crowley, but young Francis had more than a touch of the Devil in him just the same. Born in New York City …
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America’s First Electrocution
2 years ago

America’s First Electrocution

August 6, 1890 saw the dawn of a new age for criminal history. At Auburn Prison in upstate New York there was the execution of one, William Kemmler, condemned for …
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The Peculiar Death of Willie Francis
2 years ago

The Peculiar Death of Willie Francis

Here’s another strange but true case, this one courtesy of the State of Louisiana.

It was on May 9, 1947 that a 17-year old black teenager walked his last mile. …
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Depression Desperado and Gentleman Bandit
2 years ago

Depression Desperado and Gentleman Bandit

Ray Hamilton, thief, armed robber, kidnapper, escape artist, murderer. He worked with Clyde Barrow as part of the infamous ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Gang before his out-sized ego caused him to …
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The Pennsylvania Trigger Woman
2 years ago

The Pennsylvania Trigger Woman

We’re back in Pennsylvania for our latest criminal curiosity. Irene Schroeder, AKA ‘Trigger Woman’, ‘The Blonde Bandit’, ‘Tiger Woman’ and ‘Iron Irene’, was the first woman to be electrocuted in …
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Social Media Confessions
2 years ago

Social Media Confessions

Sociopathic killers are often proud of their crimes. They collect mementos, they may brag about it to their friends, but above all they want to be caught. They want the …
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The Murder and Torture of Kelly Anne Bates
2 years ago

The Murder and Torture of Kelly Anne Bates

As many as 1 in 3 of the women that are murdered each year is by the hands of a current or former lover. At a glance, the murder of …
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