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Jesse Pomeroy. November 29, 1859 – September 29, 1932. 1 st Crime Date: March 18, 1874 1 st Crime: The torturing and stabbing of 10 year old Katie Curran Place: His mother’s dress shop in Charlestown, Massachusetts Victim: Katie Curran Young Offender: 12 year old Jesse Pomeroy.

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November 29, 1859 – September 29, 1932

1st Crime Date: March 18, 1874

1st Crime: The torturing and stabbing of 10 year old Katie Curran

Place:His mother’s dress shop in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Victim: Katie Curran

Young Offender: 12 year old Jesse Pomeroy

2nd Crime Date: April 24, 1874

2nd Crime: The stabbing and near-decapitation of 4 year old Horace Miller

Place: Dorchester Bay, Massachusetts

Victim: Horace Miller

Young Offender: 12 year old Jesse Pomeroy

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Unfortunate Victims:

Katie Curran

Age 10

Horace Millen

Age 4

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Jesse Pomeroy

the murderer

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Jesse Harding Pomeroy

  • Youngest of two children
  • Cruel and disciplinary father
  • Had infectious eye
  • Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts
  • America’s first infamous underage serial killer
  • Stated that he “couldn’t help” murdering his victims
  • Nicknames: “The Boy Fiend”, “The Boy Murderer”, “The Young Demon”, and “The Child Murderer”
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Sentence

December 10, 1874  was found guilty

February 1875  sentenced to hang

September 7, 1876 16 years old when sentenced to Charlestown State Prison

Judges would not take responsibility for Pomeroy’s hanging

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Resources

murderpedia.com

murderbygaslight.blogspot.com

trutv.com

celebrateboston.com

serialkillers.briancombs.net

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