Colorado · Newspaper clippings

Woman confesses to killing, dismembering son after he did the same to his own son

December 19, 1917 Montrose, Colorado Nancy Jane Bush confesses to killing her son after he killed his own child Nancy claimed her son, John, had become enraged after his 11- or 12-year-old son Otis was caught stealing $1.35 from his grandmother’s purse. She stated John “beat [Otis] until he fell in a dying condition.” To… Continue reading Woman confesses to killing, dismembering son after he did the same to his own son

California · Newspaper clippings

Man kills 6 children in murder-suicide

December 19, 1968 Napa, California A man kills 6 of his 7 children, sets his house on fire, and kills himself The motive behind Charles Coatney Bray’s murder-suicide was marital discord, as his wife had recently filed for divorce. He left a suicide note addressed to his wife, though the contents were not released to… Continue reading Man kills 6 children in murder-suicide