Today in True Crime History: August 30

Photo by Brodie Vissers from Burst

1918 — A failed assassination of Lenin occurs.

1989 — Cynthia Coffman and James Marlow are sentenced to death. In 1986, they murdered Corinna Novis. Coffman became the first woman to receive the death penalty in California since it was reinstated in 1977.

2005 — Hurricane Katrina hit the area the day prior, and news reports of “looting” emerge.