Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Johanna Teel Chopped Up Her Victim’s Body “To Conceal It From Daughter, Due Home From School” - 1924

FULL TEXT: New York, April 10. – Another love nest feathered without the blessings of a clergyman, was wrecked when Johanna Teel, 32, shot to death Charles Blair, with whom she hail been living for two years. Johanna then used a small hatchet belonging to Blair to chop his body into bits, after which she concealed it from her 14-year-old daughter, Lillian, who was due home from school soon after the tragedy, according to Johanna’s alleged confession to the police.

The murder was committed in Killingworth county.

[“Woman Murders Man, Chops Body To Bits - Tried to Conceal it From Daughter, Due Home From School,” syndicated (United News Despatch), Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Canada), Apr. 11, 1924, p. 1]


For more Violence by Women cases involving axes and hatchets, see: Give ‘Em the Axe


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