Arizona

Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

June 13, 1976 Phoenix, Arizona Reporter Don Bolles succumbs to injuries sustained in a car bomb blast 11 days before Bolles, who had been investigating possible ties between organized crime syndicates and high-ranking Arizona state government officials, was mortally wounded when a remote controlled bomb consisting of 6 sticks of dynamite exploded under the car… Continue reading Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

Oklahoma

Three girls murdered during Girl Scouts camping trip

June 13, 1977 Mayes County, Oklahoma Michele Guse (9, left), Lori Farmer (8, middle), and Doris Milner (10, right) are found raped and murdered during a camping trip The girls shared a tent at a Girl Scouts camping trip. Their tent was located the furthest from the camp counselor’s tent, them and was partially obscured… Continue reading Three girls murdered during Girl Scouts camping trip

Texas

Man shoots at police station after he was accused of being a terrorist, losing custody of his son

June 13, 2015 Dallas, Texas James Boulware, angry at the police's accusation he was a terrorist and for losing custody of his son, fires a semi-automatic weapon into the Dallas Police Head Quarters Boulware had a history of violence. In 2013, after a report of family violence, several guns were confiscated from Boulware. His family… Continue reading Man shoots at police station after he was accused of being a terrorist, losing custody of his son

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for beating/robbing man praying at wife’s grave

June 13, 1930 Eddyville, Kentucky Ballard Ratcliffe is executed for the robbery and murder of a man praying at his wife’s grave Ratcliffe attacked William Muse (64) on Sunday, May 18, 1928, hitting the older man from behind with a hammer as the victim was bent in prayer at his wife’s grave. Ratcliffe stole $1,020… Continue reading Man executed for beating/robbing man praying at wife’s grave