Missouri

Man shoots wife and 6 other relatives, tries to blame killings on 14-year-old victim

September 25, 1987 Elkland, Missouri James Schnick kills his wife and six relatives (including four children) and blames the murders on one of the victims Schnick was found by paramedics, writhing in pain from gunshot and stab wounds, while responding to a 911 call. His wife Julie was found dead in their bedroom, killed by… Continue reading Man shoots wife and 6 other relatives, tries to blame killings on 14-year-old victim

California

Couple murdered by hitmen hired by sons in “Ninja Yom Kippur Murders”

September 25, 1985 West Los Angeles, California Gerald and Vera Woodman are shot to death in their condominium’s parking garage by two men hired by their sons The Woodmans had just arrived home from a Yom Kippur dinner when two men, one of whom was described by a witness as “dressed like a Ninja warrior,”… Continue reading Couple murdered by hitmen hired by sons in “Ninja Yom Kippur Murders”

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 25

Birthdays: Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill (September 25, 1951), also has over 300 acting credits to his name, including “Night Gallery” (segment: There Aren’t Any More MacBanes), Wizards (1977), “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (episode: Man on the Edge), Slipstream (1989), Sleepwalkers (1992), Body Bags (1993), Village of the Damned (1995), “The Outer Limits” (episode: Mind Over… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 25

Newspaper clippings · Ohio · School Violence

12-year-old attempts to kidnap school principal at gunpoint to impress a girl

September 24, 1937 Toledo, Ohio During a strange ploy to impress a girl he liked, Robert Snyder (12) shoots his school principal and attempts suicide Snyder wanted to impress fellow student Gloria Moore by showing how tough he was. He went home while school was in session to retrieve his father’s gun and entered principal… Continue reading 12-year-old attempts to kidnap school principal at gunpoint to impress a girl

France · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Teen shoots self after 2-day shooting spree which left 13 others dead

September 24, 1994 Cuers, France 16-year-old Éric Borel kills himself after a two-day killing spree which left 13 others dead and 6 wounded Borel began his attack at home on September 23, shooting his stepfather, 11-year-old stepbrother, and mother with a .22-caliber hunting rifle. After shooting his stepfather and stepbrother, he bludgeoned both with a… Continue reading Teen shoots self after 2-day shooting spree which left 13 others dead