(In progress: we’ve only just begun to compile.)
1887 Roxalana Druse executed on March 8, 1887 in Herkimer, N.Y., for murder, along with the daughter of husband, hatchet, decapitation
1904 Mrs. Chris Heinhold, Detroit, axe murder husband confesses on March 8, 1904.
1920 Maria Tucci, a pretty twenty-year-old Sicilian girl, charged with killing, her sister, Mrs. Angelina Conti, March 8, 1920.
1923 Paulette Saludes convicted on March 8, 1923 in New York City of murdering insurance broker, Oscar Martelliere; newspapers noted the new trend of juries beginning to ignore what the press called “the I am a woman defense”
1935 Alice Wynekoop convicted on March 8, 1935 of murder of daughter-in-law, Rheta.
1951 Martha Beck, serial killer, executed on March 8, 1951. With her partner she murdered 2 women and a little girl.
1954 Constance Fisher murders three children on March 8, 1954; found insane and placed in an asylum; released from asylum after 5 years; rejoins husband, kills 3 children conceived after release from asylum in 1966.
1986 Joan Hensley Davis; husband James H. Hensley, dies on March 8, 1986 of arsenic poisoning on March 8, 1966
1991 Beverly Allitt attempted to murder Kayley Desmond (then one year old) on March 8, 1991 but the child was resuscitated and transferred to another hospital, where she recovered. Allitt, English serial killer, was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to a further six children
2012 Stephanie Lazarus, ex-LAPD detective, was convicted on March 8, 2012 of first-degree murder for the 1986 killing of her ex-boyfriend's wife. Patrick Healy reports.