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Death of an Angel
2 years ago

Death of an Angel

Zahra Clare Baker was born in Wagga Wagga, Australia. When she was reported missing in October of 2010, she was just 10 years old. And when her dismembered remains were …
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The Loser’s Revenge
2 years ago

The Loser’s Revenge

Stan Stanisclasse, 23, came to David Lewter’s West Palm Beach boxing gym in 2008, wanting to pick up some fighting techniques. Lewter was a boxing and kickboxing coach, and soon …
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Leanderess Riley
2 years ago

Leanderess Riley

A name long forgotten, even by anybody that heard of him in the first place. Largely forgotten for his crime, anyway, but not for the manner of his punishment. Riley …
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Agony at Auburn Prison
2 years ago

Agony at Auburn Prison

“They would have done better using an ax.” – George Westinghouse on the world’s first judicial electrocution, that of William Kemmler.

Had convict William Taylor survived the events of July …
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Killer “Disrespected”, Fillets And Burns Victim
2 years ago

Killer “Disrespected”, Fillets And Burns Victim

Vermont court records show Richard Darling had quite a criminal history. Between 1999 and 2009, he was charged with 27 misdemeanors and two felonies. He also underwent at least two …
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The Predatory Priest
2 years ago

The Predatory Priest

As regular readers know, I do like to bring Sword and Scale some of criminal history’s more unusual cases. Toni Jo Henry was Louisiana’s only female electrocution. Martha Place and …
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No Parole For Colorado’s “Fatal Attraction Killer”
2 years ago

No Parole For Colorado’s “Fatal Attraction Killer”

Jennifer Reali, 48, has once again been denied parole. The notorious “Fatal Attraction Killer” remains held under strict supervision at a halfway house in El Paso County, Colorado, for at …
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New York’s Final Federal Electrocution
2 years ago

New York’s Final Federal Electrocution

“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.

Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked …
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Evil ‘Little Anna’
2 years ago

Evil ‘Little Anna’

“I know I’m going to die. I don’t mind now. There never was any real hope.” – Anna Antonio, hours before her execution.

The case of Anna Antonio is interesting …
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Dial “C” for Creepy
2 years ago

Dial “C” for Creepy

On May 27, 1980, 32-year-old Dorothy Jane Scott offered to drive a co-worker to the hospital after he suffered a spider bite. Dorothy and another co-worker escorted the man in, …
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