Colorado

Man uses armored bulldozer to destroy several buildings then kills self after decade of disputes with city officials

June 4, 2004 Granby, Colorado Marvin Heemeyer goes on a rampage in a modified bulldozer, damaging 13 buildings before killing himself Heemeyer was involved in a decade-long feud with city officials. In 1992, Heemeyer had purchased two acres of land for $42,000 to build a muffler shop. He later agreed to sell the land for… Continue reading Man uses armored bulldozer to destroy several buildings then kills self after decade of disputes with city officials

China · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Tiananmen Square Massacre

June 4, 1989 Beijing, China Chinese troops kill pro-democracy protestors at Tiananmen Square The protestors, primarily students, gathered in Beijing to call for the resignation of Chinese Communist Party leaders. After weeks of protests, the Chinese government sent in troops and tanks to disperse the protestors, shooting or running over the demonstrators who in turn… Continue reading Tiananmen Square Massacre

Florida · Newspaper clippings

Teens murder woman, blame incident on violence on TV

June 4, 1977 Miami Beach, Florida Two teens kill an elderly neighbor after she finds them burglarizing her home The boys, Ronney Zamora (15) and Darrell Agrella (14), had entered the home of Elinor Haggart (82) to steal money. When she discovered them, they tied her up and talked with her for an hour and… Continue reading Teens murder woman, blame incident on violence on TV

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A student shoots his professor after failing an exam, then shoots himself Engineering student Wesley Clow had recently failed an exam and was asking his professor, Charles Phy, about taking a makeup exam. As Prof. Phy detailed the steps needed, Clow reportedly interrupted by saying “Well —“ then shot Phy.… Continue reading Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

Arizona · Female Killers

Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him

June 4, 2008 Mesa, Arizona Travis Alexander is murdered by his obsessive, jealous ex-girlfriend Alexander was stabbed 27 times, his throat was slashed so violently he was almost decapitated, and he was shot in the head. His body was found five days after his murder. A bloody handprint left at the scene, containing the DNA… Continue reading Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him