Monthly Archives: December 2013

6 Year Old Tried for Murder

In Paintsville, a small eastern coal-mining town in Kentucky, Carl Newton Mahan became the youngest person ever tried for murder. On May 18, 1929 Carl, age 6 and his friend Cecil Van Hoose, age 8, found a scrap of iron … Continue reading

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Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was born May 16, 1861 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. ┬áHe was one of the first recorded American serial killers. Mudgett had a difficult childhood, growing up with a violent alcoholic … Continue reading

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