A life-size hooded statue walks with a bent head, towards an unknown destination. Some call it a guardian, others the Grim Reaper, however there is a cautionary tale about looking at the shadowed face.
It was not until July 1895, that the atrocities committed by H. H. Holmes under the roof of the ramshackle building at the corner of Wallace and 63rd Streets came to light. By then Holmes had been gone from the building for a year and a half.
Paintsville, KY, 1929
Carl Newton Mahan, 6, quarreled with his friend Cecil Van Hoose, 7, over a piece of scrap metal they planned to sell for a little money. Cecil took it and hit the younger boy in the face. Carl went to his home, took his father's 12-gauge shotgun and returned to where the other boy was. He then aimed it at Cecil's chest and pulled the trigger.
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