Murder never makes any sense, and when the victim is so young and is snuffed out by another young adult, the tragedy seems doubled.
In 1941, when the country was at war with foreign fiends, a local fiend was lurking in Edmonton, Alberta.
On November 15, 1941, 24-year-old warehouse worker, Chester Johnston, stabbed 14-year-old Dorothy Hammond to death.
Thus, on May 6, 1942, Chester Johnston was hanged for the murder at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.
On May 6, 1997, Terry Washington was executed by lethal injection by the state of Texas. He was sentenced to death for murder.
The manager of College Station Restaurant was 29-year-old Beatrice Louise Huling. Washington was the dishwasher at the restaurant. He stabbed Beatrice 85 times (!) and robbed the restaurant of a grand total of $628.
His sentence completion was the 20th for the year 1997 and the 378th since capital punishment was reintroduced in the United States in 1976.
For the murder he committed in Garland County, cattleman Bill Jenkins was executed by was of Arkansas’s electric chair on May 7, 1954.
On May 7, 1900, 18-year-old Henry Brown was hanged for the capital crime of murder by the state of Texas.
In a year that was spectacular for other murders, it seems that there were the run-of-the-mill murders still going on in England.
On May 7, 1888, 35-year-old James Kirby was hanged at Tralee for the murder of Patrick Quirke.
Guess these two can no longer be considered for the true identity of Jack the Ripper, eh?
That should pare the list down to a manageable number.
On May 7, 1883, Thomas Garry was hanged at Lincoln, England, for the murder of John Newton.
Already marching to the beat of war, the United States still had its share of domestic crime. Indeed, even today Bexar County suffers from a plethora of murders.
Found guilty of committing one such act in Bexar, 26-year-old James Alford was executed by the state’s electric chair on May 8, 1942, in Huntsville, Texas.
On May 8, 1885, the state of Arkansas hanged Oliver Rogers for the murder he committed in Columbia County.