Illinois

Couple murdered in their bed: wife shot between eyes with shotgun, husband shot in jaw then bludgeoned with butt of shotgun and stabbed in heart

June 5, 1980 Libertyville, Illinois Bruce and Darlene Rouse are killed in their home while their children, aged 20, 17, and 15, sleep Darlene was killed first, shot between the eyes with a shotgun as she slept. She was killed instantly. Bruce, startled awake by the shooting, was shot in the jaw, though this injury… Continue reading Couple murdered in their bed: wife shot between eyes with shotgun, husband shot in jaw then bludgeoned with butt of shotgun and stabbed in heart

Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: I don’t want to go home in the dark

Famous Last Words William Sydney Porter New York, New York June 5, 1910 "Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark." Porter is best remembered for his pen name O. Henry and for writing witty short stories with surprise endings. As he was dying at the age of 47 from… Continue reading FLW: I don’t want to go home in the dark