3. Jesse Pomeroy
He was the neighborhood bully. Going after younger boys and attacking them in remote areas with his fist, belt and sometimes a knife.
He was arrested for his violence and was sentenced to a reform school in Massachusetts. During his parole in February 1874 , at the age of 14, a 10 year old girl went missing.
after a month of his parole, a mutilated body of a 4 year old was found, which led the police to suspect Pomeroy. After further investigation, they ended up finding the body of the 10 year old in the basement of Pomeroy’s mothers dress shop.
He was pronounced guilty on December 10, 1873 and was sentenced to death in February 1875 by hanging.