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50 years ago - 1964 October 21 - George Sykes and John Stoneley beat and rob cab driver George Newbury. The two criminals then left the victim to die. Sykes was given a life term and Stoneley was condemned to hang for the killing. Since capital punishment for murder was in the ending process in England, Stoneley's death sentence was later reduced to life in prison.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:10 AM
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50 years ago - 1964 October 26 - Eric Edgar Cooke, an Australian serial killer, is hanged for his crimes. He was suspected of committing a minimum of eight murders.
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Yes, a hot Perth summer and a killer who liked a bit of variety in his work, as in shootings, stabbings, an axe and hit and runs. Victims were both male and female. Bizarre!
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50 years ago - 1964 October 26 - Eric Edgar Cooke, an Australian serial killer, is hanged for his crimes. He was suspected of committing a minimum of eight murders.
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Yes, a hot Perth summer and a killer who liked a bit of variety in his work, as in shootings, stabbings, an axe and hit and runs. Victims were both male and female. Bizarre!
And some would have you believe serial killers don't change their MO.
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Quite...

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50 years ago - 1964 October 27 - A man walking along the shore of South Africa's Boksburg Lake finds a woman's torso. In following weeks, the victim's legs were found in a second lake and her head in a third. She had been beaten and one source stated that the cause of death was decapitation but the official finding was undetermined. The remains were not identified until 1968 and they were those of Catherine Burch. Around the time she vanished, her husband, Ronald Burch had notified her employer that she would not be returning to her job. Police eventually cornered Mr. Burch at his mother's residence but he escaped justice by committing suicide with electrocution.
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Police eventually cornered Mr. Burch at his mother's residence but he escaped justice by committing suicide with electrocution.
Wow. I'd never heard of this case before. A bit of googling turned up:

http://boksburghistorical.com/index_files/Page393.htm

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When the police unlocked the door, they found Ronald Burch standing in the middle of the room wearing home-made bracelets made from tins to which he had soldered electrical wires that were plugged into a wall socket. As the door opened, Burch flicked the switch, electrocuting himself.
That image is gonna stick with me for a bit.
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Wow. I'd never heard of this case before. A bit of googling turned up:

http://boksburghistorical.com/index_files/Page393.htm



That image is gonna stick with me for a bit.
Talk about questionable ingenuity. The image is now with me too.
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50 years ago - 1964 November 2 - In Oregon, Dwain Lee Little rapes and stabs Orla Fipps, 16. He was incarcerated for the killing but was paroled in 1974. Little then murdered a man, his wife and their two little children while the family was out camping. He is now serving life in prison.
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150 years ago - 1864 November 6 - On a Paris morning, pedestrians walking down a street are sprayed with blood coming from an upstairs tenement window and they hear the screams of a woman. In a rush to investigate, Julie Mage and her little son are found sliced to pieces in their flat. They are the sixth and seventh murders of serial killer Joseph Philippe who began his carnage in 1861 and for the first time he is seen by witnesses. The criminal knew he was seen and this scared him straight for about a year and a half. At this stage, he committed his eighth and final murder and then quickly captured. In 1866, he was executed on the guillotine.
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