That Time Nevada Executed a 17 year-old, 1944
This story is dedicated to ‘packerpil.’ Thank you for your continued support. During the summer of 1942, Lafayette, Indiana, residents experienced a six-week “reign of terror” in which fifty serious and misdemeanor crimes were committed by one or more individuals. Beginning on June 2, the crime wave included: Twenty counts of breaking into automobiles, […]
Posted: February 11th, 2022 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1940s, Execution, Juvenile, Murder, Nevada
The Most Miraculous Execution in American History (That Nobody Told You About), 1904
Dedicated to Bela Deraj who told me to get back to work! 🙂 This is a story I have wanted to write for a long time. Over the last twenty-years, I have become convinced that the internet is 10-percent original, and the rest is just a copy. Case in point: When it comes to […]
Posted: September 17th, 2021 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1900-1919, bizarre, Execution, Ohio
Serial Killer’s Anonymous: Chapter 4 ‒ The Mystery of the Hobo Jungles, 1950-51
Hobocidal Maniac Lloyd Gomez Killed Nine Men in 15 Months Tap or click on a thumbnail for pop-up image gallery. Hover mouse middle, right side for arrow. October 15, 1953 San Quentin Prison, California Six hundred and thirty days after he confessed to California authorities to murdering nine men between 1950 and 1951, Lloyd […]
Posted: May 5th, 2020 under Feature Stories, Serial Killers Anonymous.
Tags: 1950s, California, Execution, Murder, Serial Killer
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! J.D. & George Dowdy, 1948
In late October 1948, Hattiesburg, Mississippi house painter Walter Dorman, 42 or 44, was vacationing at a fishing camp near Tallulah, in the northeast corner of the Louisiana (near the Mississippi River, Mississippi Delta, and Lake Providence). The fishing camp was owned and operated by George Dowdy, 68, and his son, J.D. Dowdy, 23, a […]
Posted: December 9th, 2019 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1940s, Execution, Louisiana, Murder
Mug Shot Monday! Henry Martinez Porter, 1975, Executed 1985
During the month of November 1975, three armed robberies in the Fort Worth area eventually produced a description of the suspect’s vehicle. On the morning of November 29, a car driven by Henry Martinez Porter was pulled over by Fort Worth Police Officer Henry Paul Mailoux. A confrontation between the two men led to a […]
Posted: October 3rd, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, cop killer, Execution, Murder, Texas
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! Woodrow Wilson Clark, 1944
Woodrow Wilson “Whitey” Clark On the morning of Jan. 15, 1944, in a small shack at the back of the Dillon Sign Shop at E1806 Sprague, police inspected a gruesome murder scene. Four people hacked and mutilated by a hatchet. Two victims, T.P. Dillon and Jane Staples, were dead. Flora Dillon died a few days […]
Posted: August 8th, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1940s, Execution, Mass Murders, Murder, Washington State
Mug Shot Monday! Michael Wayne Evans, 1977
During the summer of 1977, Elvira Guerrero, 36, and Mario Alvarado Garza, 28, were deeply in love with plans to soon get married. After attending services at the Second Mexican Baptist Church in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas–where Elvira played the piano, and Mario, a Mexican national, had just been baptized earlier that […]
Posted: August 1st, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, Execution, Murder, Texas
Steven T. Judy, Indiana’s Most Hated Killer, 1979
Many years after he murdered three young children just so he could rape and kill their mother in 1979, Steven T. Judy, a diagnosed sexual psychopath, was the most hated man in Indiana. Although I kept this feature story short, it could have been five-times longer and still just as fascinating. A book written in […]
Posted: April 19th, 2016 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, Execution, Indiana, Murder, Psychopath, Sex Crimes