Darlie Routier (1970-) Unhappy with life as a Texan wife and mother, Routier stabbed two of her three sons to death in 1996 before staging a fake break-in. Eyebrows rose even higher after she threw a posthumous party for her son's birthday at his gravesite, which she sprayed with silly string while laughing. She is awaiting execution.
February 3, 1998: Karla Faye Tucker is executed.On this day Karla Faye Tucker (November 18, 1959 – February 3, 1998) was the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984, and the first in Texas since 1863. She was convicted of murder in Texas in 1984 and put to death fourteen years later. Because of her gender and widely publicized conversion to Christianity, she inspired an unusually large national and international movement advocating the commutation of her sentence to life…
Born July 31, 1967, Heriberto "Eddie" Seda, aka the New York Zodiac Killer, confessed to killing three people and wounding four others from 1990 to 1994 in New York City. His Zodiac copycat crimes resulted in two sentences of over 200 years in prison.
Genie is the pseudonym for a feral child who spent nearly all of the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom strapped to a potty chair. She was a victim of one of the most severe cases of social isolation ever documented. Genie was discovered by Los Angeles authorities on November 4, 1970.