Constable fatally shot with own gun during traffic stop

January 23, 1991 Nacogdoches County, Texas Constable Darrell Lunsford is tackled and shot to death by his own sidearm Constable Lunsford pulled over Baldemar Sambrano Villarreal, Reynaldo Sambrano Villarreal, and Jesus Zambrano. Growing suspicious, Constable Lunsford searched the vehicle, finding 31 lbs. marijuana in the trunk. The men wrestled the constable to the ground in…

Silent movie star’s body found 2 days after death

January 23, 1937 Los Angeles, California The body of actress Marie Prevost is found 2 days after she died Prevost had been a silent movie star and, as she grew older and films moved from silent to talking pictures, her fame dwindled. Between the decline of her film career and the loss of her parents,…

FLW: it’s not loaded

Famous Last Words Terry Kath Woodland Hills, California January 23, 1978 "Don't worry. It's not loaded." Kath, founding member of the band Chicago, had been playing with an unloaded .38 revolver, holding it to his head and pulling the trigger. When warned by roadie and band technician Don Johnson to be careful, Kath picked up…

Man with knife attacks children in a nursery

January 23, 2009 Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde, Dendermonde, Belgium Kim De Gelder (20) enters a nursery and begins a stabbing rampage that leaves 2 babies and a childcare provider dead and a dozen more wounded De Gelder entered the childcare center under the pretense of asking a question. Once inside, for reasons unknown, he began to attack the…