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Suicide victim mistaken for scary prop, dumped in landfill

An ex-Spring-Hill-Florida man, who hanged himself several weeks ago, seems to have become mummified in such a way that a cleaning crew mistook his corpse for a life-size dummy and dumped him in the landfill. Thanks to vigilant landfill workers, the mistake was rectified and police alerted to investigate.

Today in Crime History: Notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes is hanged

On May 7, 1896, serial killer H.H. Holmes was hanged. Even at the noose, he changed his story stating that he only killed two people although he’d previously confessed to 27. The trapdoor under his feet opened at 10:13 a.m. and H.H. Holmes met his end.

Help Wanted: Hangman in Sri Lanka

The prisons department of Sri Lanka is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Hangman. It seems that out of 176 applicants for the position last year, the top-two, who were hired, just stopped showing up for work, and the last guy took one look at the gallows and got so upset he quit.

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