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John Billington: The Mayflower Pilgrim Who Was Executed for Murder

In 1620, pilgrim John Billington crossed the Atlantic Ocean to become the first convicted murderer of the Plymouth colony.

by Steven Casale

The Unsolved DeFoor Family Murder of 1879

On a summer night in Georgia, a killer crept into the DeFoor family homestead and slaughtered them with an axe.

by Orrin Grey

Burke and Hare: The Anatomy Murderers of Edinburgh

This cold-blooded pair lured sixteen people to their deaths in 1828, then sold the cadavers to medical schools for dissection.

by Orrin Grey

Before Salem: The Bewitching History of America’s First Witch Hunt

Decades before the Salem witch trials, nearly a dozen individuals were put to death in colonial Connecticut for suspected sorcery.

by Elisabeth Tilstra

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