Female Killers · New Zealand

Woman beaten to death by daughter, daughter’s friend after trying to separate the two

June 22, 1954 Christchurch, New Zealand Friends Pauline Rieper (16) and Juliet Hulme (15) beat Rieper's mother to death after the girls' parents tried to separate them Rieper (pictured, left) and Hulme (right) had bonded over childhood ailments, Rieper having osteomyelitis and Hulme tuberculosis. As the two became closer, they would sneak out to act… Continue reading Woman beaten to death by daughter, daughter’s friend after trying to separate the two

Disasters · Indiana

Train plows into another after engineer falls asleep

June 22, 1918 Gary, Indiana A train smashes into a slower circus train when an engineer falls asleep at the throttle Two trains, a troop train normally used to shuttle soldiers and a circus train transporting approximately 400 performers, were moving in the same direction. The engineer of the troop train, Alonzo Sargent, had been… Continue reading Train plows into another after engineer falls asleep

Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Man indiscriminately shoots members attending church after some refuse to serve as character witnesses on his behalf

June 22, 1980 Daingerfield, Texas Alvin Lee King III, armed with an semi-automatic rifle and two revolvers, bursts into a church and shoots indiscriminately, killing 5 and injuring 10 King, a former math teacher, was apparently angry at members of the church who refused to serve as character witnesses in King's trial (he was accused… Continue reading Man indiscriminately shoots members attending church after some refuse to serve as character witnesses on his behalf

Macedonia · Serial Killers

Journalist arrested on suspicion of being a serial killer who reported on the murders he carried out

June 22, 2008 Kicevo, Macedonia Crime journalist Vlado Taneski is arrested as a suspected serial killer Taneski had been a journalist for 20 years and covered many crimes, including the murders of local women. Police became suspicious when the articles about the murders contained information not released to the public. Also, DNA collected from semen… Continue reading Journalist arrested on suspicion of being a serial killer who reported on the murders he carried out