Menendez Murders (graphic)

August 20, 1989 Beverly Hills, California Erik (18) and Lyle (21) Menéndez murder their parents to claim their inheritance The night of the murders, Lyle and Erik planned to watch a movie to establish an alibi. Believing their sons to be out for the evening and tired from a day of shark fishing, Jose and…

Mass Execution During the Crusades

August 20, 1191 Acre, Israel Richard the Lionheart has a large number of Muslim prisoners beheaded at the Massacre of Ayyadieh The number of victims varies between 2,000 and 5,000. Also, the motives behind the executions vary, either for revenge of Christian deaths or because King Richard believed it unwise to leave a city with…

The African Warrior

Famous Last Words Carl Kelly August 22, 1993 McLennan County, Texas "I'm an African warrior, born to breathe, and born to die." Kelly was executed for the murder of 2 men in 1980 with the help of an accomplice, Thomas Graves. The 2 robbed a 7-Eleven, taking $30 and abducting the cashier. Graves and Kelly…