Pennsylvania

Teen beaten and killed by longtime friend, other teens for his paycheck

May 30, 2003 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jason Sweeney (16) is beaten to death by 4 teenagers who wanted his paycheck Sweeney was led to a remote area by a girl he recently started dating, Justina Morley (15). There, brothers Nicholas (16) and Domenic (17) Coia and Edward Batzig, Jr. (16) ambushed Sweeney, beating him with a… Continue reading Teen beaten and killed by longtime friend, other teens for his paycheck

India · Serial Killers

“India’s youngest serial killer” is arrested

May 30, 2007 Begusaray, Bihar, India 8-year-old Amarjeet Sada is arrested for the murder of a 6-month-old Amarjeet (sometimes called Amardeep) was the first suspect when a 6-month-old girl named Kushboo went missing from the village’s primary school. Amarjeet was already known by family members to have strangled and bludgeoned two of his relatives —… Continue reading “India’s youngest serial killer” is arrested

Executions · Germany · Religion

Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

May 30, 1416 Konstanz, Germany Czech scholar and philosopher Jerome of Prague is burned at the stake for heresy Jerome’s heresy was proclaiming one did not need to attend church to attain God's teachings, and one should follow Jesus's words directly even if they conflicted with what the Catholic Church decreed. Because of his sermons… Continue reading Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

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