January 25, 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Juana Barraza is arrested for the murder of several elderly women A Mexican professional wrestler who wrestled under the name La Dama del Silencio (The Silent Woman), Barraza was arrested in 2006 for the murder of several elderly women, eventually being convicted to 759 years in prison. The estimates… Continue reading Lucha libre wrestler arrested for murdering elderly women
Front page of the Daily News Published January 25, 1971 Charles Manson and 3 of his female "family" members were convicted of the August 9, 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
Famous Last Words Jeane Dixon Washington, DC January 25, 1997 "I knew this would happen." Dixon was a self-proclaimed psychic and astrologer who lent her name to the so-called Jeane Dixon effect, a term coined by mathematician John Allen Paulos to describe a tendency to bolster a psychic's few correct predictions while neglecting to mention… Continue reading FLW: psychic knew death would happen
Happy birthday to the late Tobe Hooper Born January 25, 1943 Hooper was an influential horror director and screenwriter whose credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Poltergeist (1982), Tales from the Crypt (episode: "Dead Wait"), and Salem's Lot.
January 25, 1894 Auburn, New York Maria Keller, who was later suspected of suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness, shoots her husband in the heart, fatally wounds their infant daughter whose lung was punctured, and shoots herself in the temple Their obituary, published in the Auburn Bulletin on January 26, 1894, reads: Three in one… Continue reading Husband, wife, child buried together after mother kills all 3