Executions · Famous Last Words · Virginia

Man executed for murder of family of 4

April 9, 2003 Jarratt, Virginia Earl Bramblett is executed for the murder of the Hodges family, including their young daughters In August 1994, the Hodges were murdered in their home before a fire was started to destroy evidence. Mr. Hodges and his 2 children, Anah (3) and Winter (11), were shot in the head while… Continue reading Man executed for murder of family of 4

Massacres/Mass Murder · New Jersey

Man kills 5, self in rampage attack

April 9, 2002 Dover, New Jersey Edward Lutes, Jr. kills 5 of his neighbors and wounds his boss before killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Lutes, a former police officer, had reportedly had issues with his neighbors in the past, and neighborhood teenagers claimed he had requested they egg the neighbors' houses. On April… Continue reading Man kills 5, self in rampage attack

England · Newspaper clippings

Illustrated Police News: girl frightened to death by costumed prankster

From the Illustrated Police News Published April 9, 1881 A practical joke ends tragically The article accompanying this illustration reads: “A most melancholy and painful occurrence took place at Halifax on Thursday last week. It appears that at the house of a wealthy inhabitants of the town — or rather, more correctly speaking, on the… Continue reading Illustrated Police News: girl frightened to death by costumed prankster

Pennsylvania · School Violence

Franklin Regional High School stabbing

April 9, 2014 Murrysville, Pennsylvania A 16-year-old high school student dual-wielding kitchen knives goes on a stabbing spree at his high school, wounding 22 including himself 21 of the 22 stabbing victims were students between 14 and 17. The school's assistant principal was able to subdue attacker Alex Hribal, and police secured the school within… Continue reading Franklin Regional High School stabbing