South Carolina

The murders of two young girls pinned on young boy

March 24, 1944 Alcolu, South Carolina 2 young girls, ages 11 and 8, are beaten to death with a railroad spike and wooden beam The girls had disappeared while looking for flowers on March 23. The following day, their bodies were found in a ditch of muddy water, both having severe blunt force trauma to… Continue reading The murders of two young girls pinned on young boy

Arkansas · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

5 killed, 10 wounded by two boys

March 24, 1998 Jonesboro, Arkansas Two boys, ages 11 and 13, pull a fire alarm before running to a wooded area in front of Westside Middle School, firing upon those who fled the school The boys had packed a bag the night before with survival gear, snacks, and several weapons (Remington 742 .30-06 rifle, Universal… Continue reading 5 killed, 10 wounded by two boys

California · Female Killers

First woman given the death penalty in California murders her abusive husband

March 24, 1934 Burbank, California Nellie May Madison shoots and kills her husband in their home Nellie had been a longtime victim of domestic abuse at the hand of her husband, Eric, before she confronted him with a gun as he lay in bed. He responded to the threat by throwing two of several butcher… Continue reading First woman given the death penalty in California murders her abusive husband