Tag: Wife Killer
Guest Feature Story: Murder and Masonry, 1890, by Dr. Barry Morton
Special Guest Feature Story by: Dr. Barry Morton: At few times in its history has the small town of Crawfordsville, Indiana ever been more regularly in the spotlight than it was between the autumn of 1889 through November 1890. The Pettit murder trial, “the most publicized case in this period,” began with published rumors of […]
Posted: August 24th, 2016 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1800s, Indiana, Murder, Wife Killer
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
The Acid Doctor: The Most Horrendous Murder in American History, 1962
On the left, Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany during his trial in January 1963 One of the most painful and horrific murders in American history was committed by Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany, whose jealousy and insecurities led him to torture his young wife to death by pouring acid on her as she […]
Posted: March 19th, 2015 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1960s, California, Murder, Wife Killer
Mug Shot Monday! Arthur Eggers, 1946
Today’s mug shot is taken from “Famous Crimes the World Forgot.” This is Arthur Eggers. In 1946, he was a cuckold who got tired of his younger, dominant wife running around on him. He was coming home late one night when he caught sight of his wife’s lover leaving the house. When he went […]
Posted: December 15th, 2014 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1940s, bizarre, California, Cuckold, Execution, Love and Jealousy, Murder, Wife Killer
Adolph Luetgert and His Dissolving Wife, 1897
On May 1, Mrs. Luetgert suddenly disappeared, but her husband was apparently unconcerned regarding her absence and advanced the theory that she had committed suicide because of his failure in business. On May 4, Deidrich Bicknesse, Mrs. Luetgert’s brother, called to see her, and Luetgert informed him that she had been missing for three […]
Posted: May 14th, 2014 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1800s, bizarre, Illinois, Wife Killer
The Wife Who Lost Her Head
This story has been removed and is available for reading in my book, “Famous Crimes the World Forgot, Volume I.” Photos from this book are available for viewing here. —###—
Posted: November 4th, 2013 under Feature Stories.
Tags: Wife Killer, Women
Chester the Molester: Spree-Killer Chester Comer
The bullet in Chester Comer’s head made it difficult for him to speak. As he lay on the floor of a mechanic’s garage in Blanchard, Oklahoma, his head bandaged with a bloody towel, state crime bureau agents and lawmen from four counties knelt down to try and make sense of his mumbling, incoherent words. “Chester, […]
Posted: July 1st, 2013 under Feature Stories.
Tags: Oklahoma, Serial Killer, Spree Killer, Wife Killer