“Sorry,” said the woman barfly, “you can buy me a drink if you want, but I’ve already got plans for the night.”

Andrea Tanganelli, who had arrived in New Haven, Connecticut, by bike “in search of female company,” was miffed. He was even more miffed when, after he’d bought the woman a drink, her “plan for the night” arrived, and she slipped off with him.

Tanganelli followed them out of the bar, and was about to vent his anger on the couple when another man joined them. Outnumbered, Tanganelli went into a pawnshop, bought a loaded shotgun, and continued to follow the threesome down the street until the two men, aware that they were being followed, dropped back, intending to deal with the nuisance stalker.

Tanganelli at once opened fire on them. While they dived for cover he ran up to the terrified woman and shot her in the back. Bystanders tackled him, but the woman, Mrs. Mamie Davis, known as “Norma Clarke” in the saloon bar district, was dead on arrival at hospital.

Tanganelli was hanged on Friday, March 29th, 1912, for her murder and despite the overwhelming evidence, continued to deny his guilt to the very end.