Massacres/Mass Murder · West Virginia

Man kills wife, eight children with axe

November 10, 1805 Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) Abel Clemmons (alt. spelling: Clemmens, Clemons, Clemens) kills his pregnant wife and their eight children whose ages ranged from 1 to 12 Clemmons had been noted in “a gloomy melancholy mood” for several weeks leading up to the murders. Months before, Clemmons had been wrestling with the… Continue reading Man kills wife, eight children with axe

New York · Serial Killers

The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

November 10, 2008 Albany, New York Serial killer Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer, dies in prison In 1972, Shawcross had accepted a plea deal for the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of 8-year-old Karen Ann Hill, pleading guilty to her murder in exchange for a lesser manslaughter charge. He also confessed the similar assault… Continue reading The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: November 10

Birthdays: Roy Scheider (November 10, 1932 - February 10, 2008), who starred in The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964), Jaws (1975), Jaws 2 (1978), Night Game (1989), The Doorway (2000), Dracula II: Ascension (2003), The Punisher (2004), and Dracula III: Legacy (2005). Scheider in Jaws Neil Gaiman (November 10, 1960), who wrote American Gods,… Continue reading Today in Horror History: November 10