Disasters · England

The Illustrated Police News: “peeping tom” thrown into bath after being discovered; six nuns buried under debris of collapsed convent

Cover of The Illustrated Police News Published August 5, 1899 A man caught spying on female bathers was thrown into the bath and left “a sadder, wetter, wiser man.” Another article mentioned on the cover involves six nuns being buried alive, though “buried alive” is an optimistic approach to the story; the nuns’ “shockingly mutilated”… Continue reading The Illustrated Police News: “peeping tom” thrown into bath after being discovered; six nuns buried under debris of collapsed convent

Female Killers · Pennsylvania

Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

August 5, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marie Noe is arrested for the murders of 8 of her 10 children From 1949 to 1968, the Noe family had a consistent string of seemingly bad luck: none of their children lived past 14 months. Two of the babies never made it home, one being stillborn due to an… Continue reading Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

Maryland · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer Joe Roy Metheny dies

August 5, 2017 Cumberland, Maryland Suspected serial killer Joseph Roy Metheny dies in prison During an alleged and unconfirmed jailhouse confession, Metheny claimed to have killed 10 people and cooked parts of their bodies to serve to customers at his barbecue stand. (The “confession” has been reported by several news outlets, most of whom reference… Continue reading Suspected serial killer Joe Roy Metheny dies

Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · Religion · Wisconsin

Man targets worshippers at Sikh temple, killing 7 and wounding 4 before killing himself

August 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin Wade Michael Page begins shooting members of the Sikh faith within the Wisconsin Sikh Temple, killing 6 and wounding 4 before fatally shooting himself Page, an Army veteran with ties to white suprematist and neo-Nazi groups, was suspected to have been motivated by racial hatred when he shot those… Continue reading Man targets worshippers at Sikh temple, killing 7 and wounding 4 before killing himself