Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Child fatally shoots mother after she encourages gun owner to let the child see his gun

From The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) and Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 9, 1931 A 6-year-old wanting to see a gun is denied by the gun's owner. The child's mother persuades the gun owner to let him anyway, saying "there's no harm in it," shortly before the child fatally shoots the mother. From The… Continue reading Child fatally shoots mother after she encourages gun owner to let the child see his gun

Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Clipping: man shoots woman, self when marriage proposal is rejected

January 9, 1900 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William Wasco was executed for murdering a woman for refusing to marry him before turning the gun on himself in a failed attempt at suicide. His last words were reportedly "Good-by, people. I gladly give my life for my sweetheart. I loved her." (From the New York Times, published January… Continue reading Clipping: man shoots woman, self when marriage proposal is rejected

Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: apologies to the surviving victim for killing her toddler

Famous Last Words Carlos Alberto Granados Texas January 9, 2007 "Kathy, you know I never meant to hurt you. I gave you everything and that's what made me so angry. But I never meant to hurt you. I'm sorry." Granados was executed by lethal injection for an attack on September 13, 1998. Granados had been… Continue reading FLW: apologies to the surviving victim for killing her toddler

France

Man kills wife, children, parents to keep a 2 decade lie about his job from being exposed

January 9, 1993 France Jean-Claude Romand, fearing his 18-year lie of claiming to be a doctor is about to be exposed, bludgeons his wife, sleeps next to her body, shoots his kids the following day, and his parents the day after Romand's deceit began by telling people he had passed a medical exam when, in… Continue reading Man kills wife, children, parents to keep a 2 decade lie about his job from being exposed