Crime Scene Photography · Disasters

Massive tsunami kills approximately a quarter of a million people (graphic)

December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean An underwater earthquake causes a massive tsunami killing an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries including Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka The tsunami created a 30 meter (98.5 feet) high wave which sent a deadly wall of water and various debris hurtling inland. WARNING: the following images are graphic… Continue reading Massive tsunami kills approximately a quarter of a million people (graphic)

Indiana · New Mexico · Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Three violent tales (1890)

December 27, 1890 Albuquerque, NM Washington, IN Cleveland, OH The Chicago Daily Tribune (December 27, 1890) runs a series of misfortunate events that happened the day before, including the death of an inmate by a prison cook, a man who blew up a hotel where his wife worked after he was not permitted to see… Continue reading Three violent tales (1890)

Executions · Famous Last Words · Indiana

FLW: electric chair is a good enough Christmas present

Famous Last Words Harry Singer Indiana December 26, 1936 "The chair will be a good enough present for me." (To a guard regarding Christmas presents.) Singer was executed for the July 21, 1936 murders of John Wesley Caufman (56), Viola Caufman (36), and their daughter Marjorie (12). Mr. and Mrs. Caufman were shot to death… Continue reading FLW: electric chair is a good enough Christmas present

Massachusetts · Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion · Workplace Violence

Man kills coworkers, claims God sent him back in time to hunt Nazis

December 26, 2000 Wakefield, Massachusetts Michael Morgan McDermott, who later claimed he had "travelled back in time and killed Hitler and the last 6 Nazis" in order to be given a soul by God, shoots 7 coworkers McDermott entered his workplace, Edgewater Technology, and shot 7 of his coworkers within 5-10 minutes, firing a total… Continue reading Man kills coworkers, claims God sent him back in time to hunt Nazis