Indiana · New York · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: murder-suicide in front of young grandchildren, woman strangled

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 6, 1955 A man shot and killed his wife after their recent divorce then fatally shot himself. The shootings occurred while the couple's grandchildren, ages 9 months and 3 1/2 years, were in the apartment. A choir singer, who suffered a crippling injury to her arm from childhood… Continue reading Clippings: murder-suicide in front of young grandchildren, woman strangled

Illinois · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man murders children after wife asks for divorce

January 6, 1978 Rockford, Illinois Simon Peter Nelson bludgeons and stabs his 6 children to get back at his wife Nelson and his second wife had had marital issues for some time before Mrs. Nelson requested a divorce during a phone conversation. Nelson then bludgeoned his children (Jenny, 12; Simon Peter III, 10; Andrew, 8;… Continue reading Man murders children after wife asks for divorce

Graves · Newspaper clippings · Tennessee

Orphan Girl murdered

January 6, 1872 Huntsville, Tennessee Angeline Moore, an orphan and servant, is murdered Angeline, 15 at the time of her death, was found in the wilderness in a battered state; her eye had been "mashed in," her ribs broken and collarbone dislocated, and she had numerous bruises all over her body. Suspicion quickly fell upon… Continue reading Orphan Girl murdered