The Hills Have Eyes is based on the Sawney Bean story. In 15th and 16th-century Scotland, Bean left home and took to the coastal caves with a woman where they lived for a number of years and had 14 children. The clan ambushed innocent passersby and murdered them for food. The family was hunted and brought to trial. At that time, they numbered 48, most of them the product of incest. The entire family was executed for the murder and cannibalization of over 1,000 people.
Anne Boleyn -married King Henry the Eighth in 1533. The marriage only lasted three years and she was beheaded in 1536 by a single swift stroke administered by an expert swordsman brought over from Calais rather than by the usual blunter method.
Death Penalty history USA Scott Willingham a Texas death row inmate ,was killed even when there was evidence proving his innocence. Rick Perry ignored the evidence and did not grant a stay of execution.
Manuel Velez. After nine years on death row, Manuel Velez was released from prison today. Wrongfully convicted for killing a child, he has been proven innocent after a review of evidence. It is estimated that 1 in 25 people who are executed are innocent.
Timothy John Evans was a Welshman accused of murdering his wife and infant daughter at their residence at 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, London. During his trial, Evans had accused his downstairs neighbor, John Christie, of committing the murders. Three years after Evans's execution, Christie was found to be a serial killer who had murdered a number of other women in the same house. Before his own execution, Christie confessed to murdering Mrs. Evans.