Missouri

Man found dead; two cryptic notes in his pocket are the only clues

June 30, 1999 West Alton, Missouri The body of Ricky McCormick is found with two strange notes McCormick’s body was decomposed by the time he was found, to the point medical examiners could not determine a cause of death. They were, however, able to identify his remains by his fingerprints, and determined he had died… Continue reading Man found dead; two cryptic notes in his pocket are the only clues

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Washington DC

Man executed for the assassination of President Garfield

June 30, 1882 Washington, DC Charles Julius Guiteau is hanged for the assassination of President James A. Garfield Guiteau had previously applied for many government positions, including ambassador to Paris, but had been rejected for them all, angering Guiteau. He took a .442 Webley caliber British Bulldog revolver — choosing one with ivory grips rather… Continue reading Man executed for the assassination of President Garfield

Japan

Family of four murdered; man who may have been innocent convicted of crime

June 30, 1966 Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan A family of four is murdered in their home The family, who remained unnamed in the media, consisted of a father, mother, and two children. Each had been stabbed to death before their house was set on fire to destroy evidence. The prime suspect in the murders was… Continue reading Family of four murdered; man who may have been innocent convicted of crime

Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: “in honor of a true American hero: let’s roll”

Famous Last Words David Ray Harris Huntsville, Texas June 30, 2004 “Sir, in honor of a true American hero: Let's roll. Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. I'm done, warden.” On September 1, 1985, Harris broke into an apartment where Mark Mays and Mays’ girlfriend, Roxanne Lockard, were sleeping. Harris ordered Mays at gunpoint into a… Continue reading FLW: “in honor of a true American hero: let’s roll”