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The First Lethal Injection in Texas
1 year ago

The First Lethal Injection in Texas

Like so many people who find themselves taking a notable place in the annals of crime, Texas native Charles Brooks was an otherwise unexceptional individual. The interesting part of his …
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Oklahoma’s Last Convict to “Ride the Lightning”
1 year ago

Oklahoma’s Last Convict to “Ride the Lightning”

Henry Bookman, on December 10, 1915, was the first convict in Oklahoma to die in the electric chair. Fast forward to 1966, 51 years and 80 convicts later, and James …
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The First Electrocution in Oklahoma
1 year ago

The First Electrocution in Oklahoma

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 …
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Two Times a Murderer
1 year ago

Two Times a Murderer

It was on the morning of July 7, 1992, when two teenagers went to explore Gourd Creek Cave, a little-known secluded spot in Phelps County, Missouri. The teens parked at …
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The Texas Tower of Terror
1 year ago

The Texas Tower of Terror

To the naked eye, Charles Whitman seemed like any other student attending the University of Texas. As a former Marine, Whitman took full advantage of the paid scholarship opportunity the …
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The Blackpool Poisoner
1 year ago

The Blackpool Poisoner

A strange case, this one. It’s unlikely that she would have got away with it in any case, so inept was her plan to murder her employer and inherit her …
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The Brighton Trunk Murders
1 year ago

The Brighton Trunk Murders

It was the day of The Derby when a peculiar smell alerted railway officials to a wooden trunk left at the Brighton Railway Station. An employee at the station quickly …
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The Last Hanged Man in Ireland
1 year ago

The Last Hanged Man in Ireland

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 …
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Suspected Murderer Found Naked and On the Run
1 year ago

Suspected Murderer Found Naked and On the Run

On February 19, 2016, firefighters were called to a Edgerton, Missouri residence. What started out as a routine house fire call quickly escalated into a murder investigation as the wee …
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The World’s Oldest Criminals
1 year ago

The World’s Oldest Criminals

According to a report published by Bloomberg in May of 2015, senior citizen crimes are on the rise. Countries worldwide are seeing a sharp rise in crimes committed by perpetrators …
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