California · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man accidentally kills self while murdering his family in a house fire

May 29, 1995 San Marino, California Leonardo Morita kills his wife, three children (10, 14, and 15), and 25-year-old live-in housekeeper in a house fire to collect insurance money After the explosion, Morita was found by emergency medical teams smelling of gasoline. They noted he had a box of matches and a paper towel in… Continue reading Man accidentally kills self while murdering his family in a house fire

Maryland

Man is killed in shootout with law enforcement after killing a DC police officer and FBI agent

May 29, 1995 Greenbelt, Maryland Ralph McLean shoots an FBI agent to death before dying in a shootout with other agents and local police McLean had been wanted on suspicion of unprovoked attacks on police officers in Washington D.C., including the death of Prince George's County Police Corporal John Novabilski who was moonlighting as a… Continue reading Man is killed in shootout with law enforcement after killing a DC police officer and FBI agent

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

A serial killer dubbed “The Brick Moron” is arrested

May 29, 1938 Chicago, Illinois Robert Nixon (18) is arrested after a botched burglary Nixon and accomplice Earl Hicks (19) were arrested following a burglary gone wrong during which Florence Johnson was beaten to death with a brick. Johnson’s sister, who shared the apartment, awoke to see two assailants leaving the home. Nixon was arrested… Continue reading A serial killer dubbed “The Brick Moron” is arrested