The proverbial "axe murderer" is a staple of many urban legends. It's been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by
This is one of the strangest courtroom dramas ever fathomed... and it actually happened.
Sullivan County's only hanging took place on November 17, 1897. Some rumors state it was actually done inside the courthouse, but there's little documentation
Blevins arrested Joe Harris without incident. The authorities searched his belongings and found Charles Brown's wallet, containing $253.
As with many uncommon houses, Marble Hall inevitably gained an uncommon history. A wealthy farmer named John Brown purchased the home after Rice's debtors
Oliver Vermillion was a wealthy man in the 1820s. He lived in the Thompson's Ford area of Nicklesville, Virginia.
This historic practice goes by many names: Bier's Test, Bier-Right, Trial by Touch, Ordeal of Blood, Blood-test, Covenanting by Blood, and many others that
Ack Hale burst into the Bristol police station on the night of March 27, 1907. He told authorities he'd just been near the East