Two teens murder the grandparents of one to be together

August 2, 2004 Fayette County, Georgia Holly Harvey (left) and her girlfriend Sandy Ketchum (right) kill Harvey's grandparents On August 2, Ketchum suggested they steal a truck belonging to Harvey's grandfather. Harvey commented "We'll have to kill them first," though she claimed at trial that she "didn't mean nothing by that." Also during trial, when…

Today in Horror History: August 2

Birthdays:The legendary Wes Craven (August 2, 1939 - August 30, 2015), who wrote and directed The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Swamp Thing (1982), The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1985), Shocker (1989), The People Under the Stairs (1991), and New Nightmare (1994). Jacinda Barrett (August 2, 1972), who starred…

Teen murders, rapes preschooler

August 2, 1993 Savona, New York Eric Smith (13) murders and rapes 4-year-old Derrick Robie Smith and Robie were both headed to the same day camp at a local park when Smith lured Robie into the woods. Once in a secluded area, Smith strangled Robie, crushed his head with a rock, stripped him, and raped…

The murder of Wild Bill Hickok

August 2, 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory (present day South Dakota) Gunfighter, showman, marshal, and soldier of the American Old West, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok is killed while playing cards Hickok had apparently insulted Jack McCall the day before his death; McCall had hit a losing streak while playing cards and Hickok suggested McCall quit…