April 17 2014
Navigation
Latest Videos
Articles
Random Articles
· Gary Heidnik 3357
· "The Doodler" 4131
· William MacDonald 3585
· Vinko Pintarić 2215
· Handwriting analysis... 2582
Popular Articles
· Peter Sutcliffe 25919
· Marc Dutroux 16554
· Dennis Nilsen 16111
· Albert Fish 12480
· Theresa Knorr 12055
Article Info
· Articles: 215
· Read: 792033
Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » Biographies » Alfred Cline
Alfred Cline
A prolific American "Bluebeard," Cline was linked with at least nine homicides between 1930 and his arrest in 1945. Eight of his wives were dispatched after willing their earthly possessions to Cline; his single male victim was an evangelist, Rev. Ernest Jones, who made Cline the heir to $11,000 shortly before his "unexpected" death.

With practice, Cline polished his murder technique to perfection. Insisting on a lavish honeymoon, he would check into a stylish hotel, there persuading his bride to drink a glass of buttermilk laced with powerful sedatives. As she lost consciousness, the house physician would be summoned, told that Mrs. Cline was suffering "another heart attack." Hours later, when a second dose of drugs proved fatal, doctors were inclined to issue death certificates citing 'heart failure' as the proximate cause.

In May 1944, Cline married a Chicago widow, Delora Krebs, and promptly set off for the West Coast. Delora's annuity checks were always promptly cashed, but relatives had trouble reaching her by telephone; Cline habitually put them off with tales of illness, shopping errands, previous engagements. When a wire arrived from Portland, Oregon, reporting her death, family members pressed for an investigation, uncovering Cline's criminal activities in a dozen states.

Cremation of his late, lamented wives saved Cline from prosecution on a murder charge, but he was jailed for forgery in San Francisco. Delora's annuity checks came back to haunt him, and testimony from two surviving poison victims persuaded the court that a maximum sentence was justified. Sentenced to 126 years, Cline died in Folsom Prison, of a heart attack, on August 5, 1948.

Share This Article
Social Sharing: Delicious Facebook Google Live Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Yahoo
URL:
BBcode:
HTML:
Facebook Like:


Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Albert Fish by John Borowski, Allen Leroy Anderson, The Wanda Beach Murders, Aileen Wuornos, Israel Keyes: Unlocking the secrets, Karl Grossmann, Huang Yong, Thomas Dillon, Arthur Shawcross, Giovanni Brusca, Charles Schmid, William MacDonald, Interviews with Evil Men, Andrei Chikatilo, Gregory Brazel
Search
Search the entire site:
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Users Online
· Guests Online: 3

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 920
· Newest Member: Good98
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

April 16 2014 14:05
Grin

April 15 2014 07:59
Love u SS. Hahaha

April 15 2014 07:58
It's 23 degrees today up here. Brrrrr. ....

April 14 2014 17:11
Oh haggy, it's just not home without you and your paper mache mutilations.

April 11 2014 20:37
Home, sweet home!

6,176,878 unique visits Theme Nemo by Harly