Female Killers · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Mother kills 7 children, self; husband follows after hearing of the murders

September 30, 1905 Illinois Julia Markham cuts the throats of her 7 children, sets fire to their bodies, attempts suicide but lives long enough to inform neighbors of the crime, and is followed in death by her husband who shoots himself Julia had had seven children in eight years, and was suspected to have been… Continue reading Mother kills 7 children, self; husband follows after hearing of the murders

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Today in Horror History: September 30

Birthdays: Dan O’Bannon (September 30, 1946 - December 17, 2009), who directed The Resurrected (1991), wrote Alien (1979), Dead & Buried (1981), Heavy Metal (1981; segments: Soft Landing, B-17), Lifeforce (1985), Invaders from Mars (1986), Total Recall (1990), Screamers (1995), and Bleeders (aka Hemoglobin; 1997), and wrote and directed The Return of the Living Dead… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 30