The Knight Family Massacre, 1958
On Tuesday, April 22, 1958, twenty-nine year-old David F Early was freed from Fort Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary where he served time for aggravated robbery. In a pre-release letter to the parole board, Early stated he wanted to return to his home state of Colorado where his attorney and ‘uncle,’ Merrill A. Knight, had befriended him […]
Posted: March 20th, 2020 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1950s, Colorado, Execution, Mass Murders
Mug Shot Monday! Sgt. Frank Martz, 1943, Vampire Slayer
On December 6, 1943, twenty-seven-year-old Ann Geist took her three-year-old daughter, Kathleen Ann, to a tavern near Fort Logan, Colorado, where she met up with friends. At the time, Fort Logan was a small, Army-Air Force installation west of Englewood, and eight miles southwest of Denver. Soon after she arrived, Geist and her friends […]
Posted: September 12th, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1940s, Colorado, Execution, Murder, Sex Crimes
Mug Shot Monday! Azel D. Galbraith, 1904
Azel D. Galbraith Between the years of 1898 and 1904, Azel D. Galbraith was working his way up the ladder in Colorado’s mining industry as a bookkeeper and manager. He was held in high esteem and his name occasionally appeared in Colorado newspapers. Although he was married with a young son, his success went to […]
Posted: July 18th, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1900-1919, Colorado, Filicide, Love Triangle, Wife Killer
Mug Shot Monday! Theodore Coneys, the Spiderman of Denver, 1941
Theodore Coneys was born November 10, 1882 in Petersburg, Illinois to T. H. Coneys, a Canadian immigrant who owned a hardware store in Petersburg, and his wife. After the elder Coneys died in 1888, Mrs. Coneys and her son moved to a farm near Beloit, Wisconsin, then to Denver, Colorado in 1907, where she worked […]
Posted: September 21st, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1940s, bizarre, Colorado, Murder
The Torture Murder of Alice Porter, 1942
During the early part of April, 1942, Donald Fearn, a twenty-three-year-old railway mechanic living in Pueblo, Colorado, sat in his tan colored Ford Sedan and watch night after night as a bevy of pretty young girls departed from a nursing class. Beautiful sixteen-year-old Alice Porter, a high school student taking night classes, caught his attention […]
Posted: July 23rd, 2015 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: Colorado, Execution, Murder, Psychopath
Mug Shot Monday! Anton Woode, 1892
Additional information for this article was provided by John Johnson. Anton Wood, 11 year-old psychopath almost hanged for murder, age in photo 12. In November of 1892, young Joseph Smith was hunting with Anton Woode, 11, on the Woode family ranch near Denver when he was shot in the back and killed by Woode. When […]
Posted: January 12th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1800s, Colorado, Juvenile, Murder, Psychopath
Handsome Jack Hill Was a Woman, 1913
Update to this story posted on May 16, 2018: Earlier this year, a graduate student in cinema directing at Columbia College in Chicago discovered this unique story of two women who married in small town Colorado in 1913. For her, this story connected with her own struggles in her native Russia. After reading about this […]
Posted: September 23rd, 2013 under Recent News, Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1900-1919, bizarre, Colorado, Women
Denver’s Capitol Hill Thug Kills 3 Women
This story has been removed and is now a part of my award-winning book, Famous Crimes the World Forgot: Ten Vintage True Crime Stories Rescued from Obscurity, Volume I. —###—
Posted: July 16th, 2013 under Feature Stories.
Tags: Colorado, Serial Killer, Women