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150 years ago - 1865 March 18 - Mary Pritchard dies in her Glasgow home after a brief illness. She is the wife of Dr. Edward William Pritchard and her death raises some suspicions since her mother had succumbed from a similar malady three weeks earlier. The women's bodies are tested and both are found to be poisoned with antimony. Dr. Pritchard was convicted of the murders and hanged later in the year. The killer was also suspected of murdering a female servant in 1863.
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150 years ago - 1864 March 18 - Mary Pritchard dies in her Glasgow home after a brief illness. She is the wife of Dr. Edward William Pritchard and her death raises some suspicions since her mother had succumbed from a similar malady three weeks earlier. The women's bodies are tested and both are found to be poisoned with antimony. Dr. Pritchard was convicted of the murders and hanged later in the year. The killer was also suspected of murdering a female servant in 1863.
Boy I'm glad some laws have changed hanging for killing your wife and mother-in-law, who says the old days were better. Definitely justifiable homicide n my humble opinion.
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100 years ago - 1915 March 19 - Lenora Cohn, 5, is strangled, stabbed and mutilated on a landing in her New York tenement. She had been out fetching a pail of milk for her mother. A tuft of gray hair clutched in her left hand was the only real evidence. In following days, her mother and police began receiving jeering letters threatening more murders. The correspondences ended with the signature, "H.B. RICHMOND, Jack-the Ripper". As per threat, another child murder occurred six weeks later but the slayings then apparently ended leaving the killer uncaptured and unidentified.
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50 years ago - 1965 March 25 - Viola Liuzzo, a civil rights activist, is gunned down while driving through Alabama. Murder charges were sought against four Klansmen but only three of the individuals were convicted on lesser charges. The fourth man, who was an FBI informant, was tried for murder but was acquitted. None of the suspects served more than six years in prison.
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50 years ago - 1965 March 30 - Diane Carter, 7, is abducted and murdered by serial killer Clarence Walker. Her defiled body was found in rural Michigan several days later with the remains of two other Walker victims. Walker was eventually convicted of a crime in another state and sent to prison there.
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50 years ago - 1965 March 31 - Vernice and Victor Bowen, who are married, are gunned down at a San Diego yacht club by William A. A. Tahl. Victor was Mr. Tahl's employer. The double murderer then proceeded to rape another woman and threaten to kill her child before fleeing to Texas where he murdered another man later this month. Tahl was then apprehended and incarcerated.
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50 years ago - 1965 April 1 - In their Palm Springs home, former Hollywood film star Tom Neal shoots his wife Gale in the back of the head with a .45 caliber hand gun. The actor claimed the killing was the accidental result of a struggle for the gun between Gale and himself. Prosecutors sought the death penalty in the case but wound up only getting a conviction for involuntary manslaughter. Neal served just six years in prison then worked briefly as a landscaper and died in 1972 from heart disease.
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100 years ago - 1915 April 4 - The body of seven-year-old Margaret Ellen Nally is found in the waiting room of a London railway station. She had been so brutally raped that her vagina had actually been torn open. Her death was the result of suffocation caused when her handkerchief was jammed down her throat. A rather nondescript man had been seen at the station earlier in the day offering sweets to children. This man was never found and the murder remains unsolved.

50 years ago - 1965 April 4 - In rural Michigan, the bodies of Mary Clark, Delores Young and Diane Carter are found together. All were victims of serial killer Clarence Walker. He was later captured and sent to prison for another crime in different state.
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100 years ago - 1915 April 4 - The body of seven-year-old Margaret Ellen Nally is found in the waiting room of a London railway station. She had been so brutally raped that her vagina had actually been torn open. Her death was the result of suffocation caused when her handkerchief was jammed down her throat. A rather nondescript man had been seen at the station earlier in the day offering sweets to children. This man was never found and the murder remains unsolved.
The previous year Willie Starchfield had been found dead in a London railway station. His father John Starchfield had been charged and tried for the murder but the case against him collapsed in court and he was acquitted. John Starchfield (who had won a Carnegie pension-award for stopping a madman named Stephen Titus who had shot and killed as woman, while getting wounded in the action, a number of years before) died about three years after the trial (as a result of the wounds he got subdoing Titus). Starchfield always felt some friend or relative of Titus was responsible for the murder of Willie. Starchfield and his wife had been separated or divorced when Willie was killed, but the police (having bungled the case against Starchfield) briefly arrested Mrs. Starchfield for the killing - only to release her soon after. The Starchfield murder was never solved. Most commentators think that John Starchfield may still have been his son's murderer. But perhaps Willie was murdered by the same person who killed this young girl, Margaret Ellen Nally - although in her case there seems a definite sexual cause in the homicide.

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Interesting Jeff. I hadn't thought about a possible connection but it can't be discounted.
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