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Man executed for promising Jews safe passage out of Nazi-occupied France, then murdering them to steal their possession

May 25, 1946
Paris, France
Dr. Marcel Petiot is executed for murdering Jews he claimed he was helping escape from Nazi-occupied France

Petiot’s past was dotted with various misdeeds, including the possible murder of his lover, insurance fraud, purposefully giving his patients unnecessary addictive substances to keep them as repeat customers, and embezzling from a city after he was elected mayor. 210 more words

Executions

Child molested and murdered in casino restroom

May 25, 1997
Primm, Nevada
Sherrice Iverson (7) is molested and murdered in a casino restroom

Sherrice and her older brother Harold (14) were accompanying their father, Leroy Iverson, at a casino in Primm. 397 more words

1990s

10-year-old murders 4-year-old

May 25, 1968
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
10-year-old Mary Flora Bell strangles a 4-year-old boy, Martin Brown

Mary was born to a 17-year-old prostitute who later married a career criminal, and she grew up as a vandal, a thief, and a bully. 215 more words

True Crime

The Imperative of Love

1 John 3:10-15

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

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The Bible

Man kills wife, 5 children, self, motive unclear (1905)

May 24, 1905
San Rafael, California
A man kills his wife, five children whose ages range from 14 months to 13 years, and himself

The killer, Edwin Stevens, left no suicide note so the motive behind the murders is unclear. 29 more words

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Man executed for the murder of his elderly common-law wife following an argument

May 24, 1935
Folsom, California
Tully McQuate is hanged for murder of an elderly widow

McQuate (44) had been living with Ellen Straw (74) — who according to the Medford Mail Tribune (May 26, 1935) was his common-law-wife — for about a year before her murder. 266 more words

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Girl testifies former boyfriend killed her mother after she discovered the couple kissing

May 22, 1937
Jersey City, New Jersey
During trial, Gladys MacKnight (17) accuses her ex-boyfriend of killing her mother with a hatchet

According to the younger MacKnight, her 18-year-old boyfriend Donald Wightman bashed Mrs. 59 more words

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