Father beats twin infants to death

April 13, 2008 Baraboo, Wisconsin David Yates kills his 5-week-old infant twins Yates, who was suffering from anxiety, had allegedly taken medication which boosted his serotonin levels. If such levels are too high, a person can experience serotonin syndrome, which was reportedly the reason behind the twins' murders. Symptoms of moderate serotonin intoxication can include…

Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin born

April 13, 1950 Mobile, Alabama Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is born Franklin murdered between 8 and 20 people from 1977 to 1980, as well as shooting and seriously wounding more. One of his surviving victims was Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Franklin believed his murders were…

Vintage forensics: fingerprint computer

Published April 13, 1963 A city police commissioner poses with an IBM 1401 computer, showcasing its fingerprint analysis results The same computer is featured in this video produced by IBM, highlighting its ability to use data entered by punchcards to pinpoint areas with higher crime rates, allowing police to focus patrols in those areas.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th! Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Released Friday April 13, 1984 The "Final Chapter" gimmick obviously didn't stick; there were 6 more Friday the 13th movies, not including the reboot or Freddy vs Jason.