May 17, 1943 Alabama Carl Dalrymple murders his wife and 5 children before attempting suicide Dalrymple (27)’s attack happened in his mother-in-law’s home. During the shootings, his wife Eunice (25) grabbed one of her daughters and tried to run out of the house. Both were shot in the back. The Nashville Tennessean (Nashville TN; Nov… Continue reading Man kills wife, 5 children, tries to kill self
May 17, 1995 San Diego, California Shawn Nelson steals a tank, goes on a 23-minute rampage ending when he is killed by police Nelson, allegedly a methamphetamine addict, had been suicidal; a combination of neck and back injuries from a motorcycle accident and the theft of his plumbing equipment made it nearly impossible to continue… Continue reading Man steals tank, drives through city before being shot by police
From the San Mateo Times Published May 17, 1945 A 28-year-old woman held onto her 19-month-old baby and lept from the bridge, allegedly after the mother suffered a nervous breakdown.
May 17, 1972 Philippines Three of actress Maggie de la Riva's 4 gang-rapists are executed In 1967, Jaime Jose, Basilio Pineda, and Edgardo Aquino, the three men executed (along with Rogelio Canial who died of a drug overdose in jail a few months before the execution), used their car to force de la Riva's vehicle… Continue reading 3 executed for gang rape of actress