The tale of the murders of Lizzie Borden’s parents has been circulated for over a century ad infinitum. Like the schoolyard rhyme that is attached to the case, it has become a seemingly endless song about mystery and intrigue.
From 2001-2017, there have been over 75 strangulation deaths of African American women in the South and West Sides of Chicago. Of these cases, 51 remain unsolved, leaving the victims’ families heartbroken and concerned for their safety. It has been years since many of these women were murdered, yet justice is nowhere in sight. Many activists are now calling on police to solve these heinous crimes and to put those responsible behind bars.
An electric chair took on another sinister figure in New York, this time in the year 1895. The punishment stemmed from a murderer named Robert Buchanan. This doctor had claimed that obvious pinprick pupils would erase any indication that someone had been poisoned.
Tom Hardy shits himself in this movie. Twice. And that's all you need to know.
Small business versus big business rests on the case of Nathan “Nate” Champion. This rustler wanted to rise against the larger more successful cattlemen. In the process, he became the first man to be mowed down by a hitsquad.
An aspect that is often forgotten when someone goes missing or is murdered is the impact on the family—especially the children. The wound is deep and the answers often intangible.
A hatchet sliced into Tillie Ziegler on March 29, 1889. The man holding the bloody murder weapon stood as William Kemmler. A jury found him guilty. A sentence stated that he should be put to death. As an uneducated swindler, Kemmler held onto bits and pieces of rage. For his crime, he would see that fury silenced as the first man to die from the electric chair.
I remember having developed a nice appetite that fine Autumn afternoon. The golden leaves we’re born on the light crisp breeze. The trees were magnificent as they stood tall with their ominous trunks, and they’re empty branches creaking in the wind.