Tag Archives: murder

June 5, 1893

On June 5, 1893, the trial of Lizzie Borden for the axe murders of her father, Andrew Borden, and step-mother, Abby Borden, began in New Bedford, Massachusetts. If this murder was to occur today, it would have captivated the… Continue reading

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April 13, 1560

On April 13, 1560, Giovanni Battista, favorite son of famed Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano, was beheaded for murdering his wife. Why did he kill her? Because he discovered that their three children weren’t his. When did he let her know … Continue reading

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April 7, 1988

On April 7, 1988, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, thirteen white supremacists were acquitted on charges of plotting to overthrow the US government. These weren’t good men, or moral men. They had murdered other people. They even killed one man because … Continue reading

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April 20, 1818

On April 20, 1818, in England, the last trial by combat was claimed. In trial by combat, the defendant and the accuser face each other in a 60 foot square, after taking oaths against using witchcraft and sorcery. If the … Continue reading

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January 23, 1897

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on January 23, 1897, Elva Zona Heaster was found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband, Edward Stribbling Trout Shue, is the only known case where the alleged testimony … Continue reading

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August 18, 1985

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1985, Peter and Barbara Pan were found in their blood-soaked bed in Lake Merced, a housing development in San Francisco. Both Peter and Barabra had been shot in the head. Peter Pan (66), an … Continue reading

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December 24, 1828

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1828, William Burke and William Hare, went on trial in Edinburgh, Scotland for murder. They would find search out and befriend men newly to Edinburgh at various bars. When they found one who had … Continue reading

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June 1, 193 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 193 AD, the Roman emperor, Marcus Didius, was murdered in his palace. This was not an uncommon occurrence and all new Roman emperors were notified that there was a 78% likelihood of being murdered … Continue reading

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January 5, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 U.S. Representative Sonny Bono was found dead on a ski slope in Stateline, Nevada. It was believed that Mr. Bono, an experienced skier, had skied directly into a tree at a high rate … Continue reading

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