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! Ronald O’Bryan: ‘The Candy Man,’ & ‘The Man Who Ruined Halloween,’ 1974
On Halloween night, 1974, Ronald O’Bryan took his eight-year-old-son, Timothy, and his daughter, trick-or-treating with some other neighborhood friends near their home in the Deer Park suburb of Houston. Since there was a light rain falling, they only collected candy in a two-block area for half-an-hour before returning home. As he went to bed, Ronald […]
Posted: November 16th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, Execution, Filicide, Murder, Poison, Texas
Father Poisons Family, Oklahoma, 1934
After my last post (The Andrea Yates Epidemic of 1901) I remembered reading this filicide story (a parent who kills their children) and decided to post it because it has subtle differences to it compared to the mothers in the 1901 story. The father’s excuses and story in this post seem a little “hinky.” Isn’t […]
Posted: July 9th, 2013 under Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1930s, Execution, Filicide, Murder, Oklahoma
The Andrea Yates Epidemic of 1901
As sad as this story is, in the course of my research for other vintage crimes I come across many similar accounts of parents murdering their children (known as filicide) due to depression, religious fervor, or other reasons. In most of these cases, poverty drives their depression. With just some light searching done of newspaper […]
Posted: July 7th, 2013 under Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1900-1919, Filicide, Murder, Women