In 1778, Bathsheba Spooner earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first woman executed in the newly independent country called the United States of America.
The tale of the Bloody Benders remains one of the most horrifying stories of the Old West.
The most remarkable injuries, by far, were the words in block letters that had been burned directly onto her stomach: “I’M A PROSTITUTE AND PROUD OF IT!” Thus ended one of the most horrible crimes ever committed against a single victim.
On December 2, 2012 officers in an Anchorage, Alaska jail found confessed serial murderer Israel Keyes, 34, dead in his cell.
“Authorities allege six disabled adults and four children were held captive in ‘subhuman’ conditions in basements, attics and closets at various time between 2001 and 2011.”