Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings · Tennessee

The Lillelid family murders

April 6, 1997 Greene County, Tennessee 6 young people, between the ages of 14 and 20, murder 3 members the Lillelid family leaving the 2-year-old son without an eye The motive behind the attacks as well as the person who shouldered the majority of the blame are up for debate. One of the women accused… Continue reading The Lillelid family murders

California · Executions · Famous Last Words

The violent end of Robert Otis Pierce

Famous Last Words Robert Otis Pierce San Quentin, California April 6, 1956 “You're the ones that put me here. God, you're a dirty son of a bitch because I'm innocent!” Pierce and accomplice Smith Jordan (alternatively spelled Jordon or Jordann) robbed a cabdriver who died as a result of the injuries Pierce inflicted by beating… Continue reading The violent end of Robert Otis Pierce

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Teen shoots classmate in self-defense during fight over girl

From the Harrisburg Daily Independence (Harrisburg, PA) Published April 6, 1904 Two high school boys had been longtime rivals after one “escorted a girl pupil from school” the previous year. The boys often fought, with other boys taking sides, creating a school-wide feud. The rivalry culminated with one boy, Paul Jelick, hit the other, Henry… Continue reading Teen shoots classmate in self-defense during fight over girl

Italy

Raphael, allegedly dead from too much sex

April 6, 1520 Rome, Papal States Artist and architect Raphael dies at 37, allegedly from too much sex Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, had been somewhat known for having several lovers. His friend, a Cardinal, persuaded Raphael to take the Cardinal's niece as his wife, though it was evident Raphael was not… Continue reading Raphael, allegedly dead from too much sex