Thursday, September 27, 2012

March 8 is International Women’s Day

Events which have occurred in past years on March 8, the socialist holiday celebrated as “International Women’s Day”

(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.


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