July 25, 1988
Los Angeles, California
10-year-old Judith Barsi and her mother are shot and killed by Judith’s father during a double murder-suicide
Judith, voice actor of Ducky from The Land Before Time and Anne-Marie from All Dogs Go to Heaven, started showing signs of severe mental distress shortly before her murder, including plucking out her own eyelashes and ripping the whiskers from her cat. Her psychologist contacted Child Protective Services, but the case was closed when Judith’s mother told the CPS case worker she was filing divorce papers against her husband.
On the night of July 25, 1988, Judith’s father József shot Judith as she slept, then killed her mother Maria. He stayed in the house for 2 days, having at least one phone conversation with Judith’s agent before pouring gasoline on the bodies of his wife and daughter, setting them and the house on fire, and going to the garage to kill himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.