On this day in 1896 the American serial killer H. H. Holmes was executed. Holmes was one of the worlds most prolific serial killers thought to have been responsible for the deaths of over 200 people. Many of these deaths occurred his “murder castle” a building that to the outside world appeared to be a hotel. Many of his victims were stripped of their flesh and had their skeletons sold as teaching models for hospitals around the world including the UK.
And now the news:
Here's a link to a documentary about H. H. Holmes, needless to say not for the feint hearted: