Mrs. Rhonda Bell Martin, 49 year old waitress. Arrested on charges of killing 1 of her former husbands. Later, Mrs. Martin admitted killing 2 of her 5 husbands, 3 children, her step son, & her mother with arsenic poisoning. (1956)
Lois Margaret Carter, 20, beat her 3 year old daughter to death in "symbolic revenge" against her own mother. "It seemed as if every time I hit the baby I was striking Mama a whack for me," - 1954 Compton
Nonchalantly smoking a cigarette, 15-year-old Billy Ray Prevatte - Shot 3 teachers @ his Junior High School after he was reprimanded for truancy. 1 teacher was killed, 1 seriously wounded and the other slightly wounded. (1956)
Mrs. Laura Bell Devlin, 72 - Murdered her husband. She chopped him up & scattered the parts in her backyard. Professed dislike for jail & protested vehemently when fingerprinted "that ink will make my hands dirty". (1947)
The most beautiful suicide - On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Photographer Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale a few minutes after her death.
John Gilbert Graham- Accused of placing a homemade dynamite bomb aboard a United Airlines DC-68 to kill his mother, for her insurance. The plane exploded and crashed Nov. 1, 1955 killing 44 persons. (1956)
4 prisoners w/ markings of the Pachuco Terrorist Gang. The gang has a secret code, and takes pride in narcotics addiction, beatings, rape & robbery. Dots surrounding the cross represent the # of arrests (1954)
Ruth Beichler,17 & 4 other teenagers murdered Detention Home Matron, who was bound & gagged w/ an ammonia soaked rag. Ruth, said she was sorry but added, "We wouldn't have got caught if we'd moved fast." -1955