It's been far too long since I've updated this blog, an issue I seek to rectify starting now. A lot has happened during the year hiatus from HorrorHistory.Net, including laying the groundwork to start a zine and an adult activity book, and creating a Patreon page. For behind the scenes info on the page (including… Continue reading Thank You Patrons!
June 1, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana Seven family members are shot during a botched robbery Alberto Covarrubias (56, pictured left center) and Emma Valdez (46, right center) were at their home with their children Alberto (11, left) and David Covarrubias (8, right) at the time of the attack. They were also watching Emma’s grandson, 5-year-old Luis… Continue reading Seven killed, including three children, during botched robbery
April 2, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky Two men are hanged: one for murder, the other rape Robert Anderson was convicted of killing his wife in April 1878. Margaret Anderson made an earning by washing laundry and, when she returned home after her day’s work, Robert demanded a portion of her wages. She refused. Robert became enraged… Continue reading A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape
April 1, 1993 Pensacola, Florida Jason James Mahn (pictured) kills his father’s longtime love-in girlfriend and her son Jason was 19 at the time of the murders, and had recently reconnected with his father with whom he had not had contact since his parents’ divorce when Jason was 3 months old. Jason lived with his… Continue reading Teen kills father’s girlfriend and her son
April 1, 1990 Casa Grande, Arizona Serial rapist and killer Robert Ben Rhoades (pictured) is arrested Rhoades, later dubbed “The Truck Stop Killer,” was a commercial truck driver. As such, his career granted him the opportunity to travel great distances across the country, and the overwhelming majority of his time was spent alone and in… Continue reading “The Truck Stop Killer” Robert Ben Rhoades is arrested
April 1, 1999 New Boston, Texas Lee Andrew Taylor (pictured) kills fellow inmate Donta Green, either as revenge for an alleged theft or in self-defense In November 1995, 16-year-old Lee Andrew Taylor broke into the home of John and Mildred Hampton (both 79 years old) while, in his words, “on cocaine and acid.” He assumed… Continue reading Man kills another in jail