Florida

Woman shot by ex as she is being filmed for an interview while visiting her daughter’s grave

January 18, 1993 North Lauderdale, Florida Maritza Martin is shot to death by her ex-husband Emilio Nuñez while visiting their daughter's grave Nuñez blamed Martin for their 15-year-old daughter's suicide the year before, claiming Martin's new husband had sexually abused the daughter; investigators rejected this claim. While Nuñez was visiting his daughter's grave, Martin also… Continue reading Woman shot by ex as she is being filmed for an interview while visiting her daughter’s grave

Canada · Female Killers

Teens drown mother in bathtub to claim her life insurance

January 18, 2003 Mississauga, Ontario "Linda Andersen" is drowned by her teenage daughters "Sandra" (16) and "Beth" (15) (Names provided are aliases to protect the girls' identities as they were minors at the time of the murder) Linda was a single mother with 2 jobs, raising her daughters after their father left. Linda also wrestled… Continue reading Teens drown mother in bathtub to claim her life insurance

England · Executions

Man hanged, body “reanimated” with electricity

January 18, 1803 London, England George Forster is executed and his body given to a scientist to be used in a reanimation experiment George Forster (or Foster, depending on the source) was hanged for the drowning of his wife and youngest child. Minutes after his death, his body was given to Giovanni Aldini, a scientist… Continue reading Man hanged, body “reanimated” with electricity

Illinois · Michigan · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: 6 killed when bomb is thrown in apartment window; man killed when using torch to thaw oil drum

From the Chicago Daily Tribune January 18, 1929 BOMB WRECKS APARTMENT; SIX BELIEVED KILLED Detroit, Mich., Jan 15 -- (AP) -- Four person were believed to have been killed in a explosion which this morning destroyed a store with an apartment above. Two men who, police believed, threw a bomb through a store window were… Continue reading Clippings: 6 killed when bomb is thrown in apartment window; man killed when using torch to thaw oil drum

Today in Horror History

Released today: Teeth (2008)

Released January 18, 2008 Though fairly well-received critically (earning a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics), Teeth's box office sales barely surpassed its budget. One poor review sounds more like a positive one: "After Dawn comes to understand her remarkable genital gift, it's pretty much one can-you-top-this gross-out scene after another." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)