Murdered for fame

November 12, 1966 Mesa, Arizona Robert Benjamin Smith (18), wanting the fame accompanying murder, shoots 5 women and 2 children, killing 4 of the women and one child Smith spent months devising a plan to achieve fame, deciding on Rose-Mar College of Beauty, believing it to hold a good number of potential victims, with both…

Birth of Charlie Manson

November 12, 1934 Cincinnati, Ohio Charles Milles Maddox, better known as Charles Manson, is born Manson was the ringleader of a love and murder cult The Manson Family, responsible for several brutal deaths, mostly infamously the murders of Sharon Tate and her house guests. Originally sentenced to death for murder and conspiracy, the penalty was…

FLW: lock and load

Famous Last Words G. W. Green Texas November 12, 1991 "Let's do it, man. Lock and load. Ain't life a (expletive)." *Green's Last Words were redacted by the State of Texas. Those which offer an uncensored version alternatively use either "bitch" or "mother fucker." Green and 2 accomplices broke into the home of a juvenile…