Newspaper clippings · School Violence · Utah

Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

April 12, 1919 Ogden, Utah A group of boys at a school festival fire guns at the feet of spectators, wounding a teacher The boys reportedly had asked permission to fire their guns, though miscommunication between the students and school authorities led to live rounds being used. The judge presiding over the trial blamed silent-era… Continue reading Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

France · Serial Killers

Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru born

April 12, 1869 Paris, France Serial killer and bluebeard Henri Désiré Landru is born Landru made a career being bluebeard, a man who repeatedly kills his wives or lovers, named after an old French folktale. He would publish lonely hearts ads seeking widows; World War I-era France had no shortage of widows. He would seduce… Continue reading Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru born

Female Killers · Utah

Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage

April 12, 2014 Pleasant Grove, Utah The first of seven dead newborns, killed by their mother Megan Huntsman between 1996 and 2006, is found in her garage Huntsman’s husband found the first dead infant in their garage, in a white box sealed with electrical tape. When he questioned Megan about the body, she claimed the… Continue reading Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage