The murder of Selena

March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi, Texas Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is fatally shot by her fan club’s president Selena began her musical career at the age of 9, rising to become a Grammy winning artist and being called the “Queen of Tejano.” In 1995, Selena’s father discovered her fan club president and manager of her San Antonio…

Man hanged for killing wife, children with axe

March 30, 1899 Harrisonville, Missouri Edwin Bates Soper is hanged for the murder of his wife and two children In April 1891, Soper suddenly announced to neighbors and acquaintances he had heard of a local “blind tiger” (an illegal saloon) and had decided to move there, then quickly sold his butcher shop and moved away.…

Man kills, dismembers wife

March 29, 2016 English, West Virginia Woody Wood Jr. kills and dismembers his wife Rebecca On or around March 29, Woody and Rebecca argued, ending in Woody shooting Rebecca in the head. He then dismembered her body, put the body parts into trash bags, and buried the remains in their basement. At some point, Woody…

Man beaten by wife, 2 employees in home

March 28, 1980 Melbourne, Florida John Bradford (53) is fatally beaten in his home John and his wife, Priscilla Bradford (36), had had marital difficulties culminating with Priscilla filing for divorce. In her divorce suit, Priscilla alleged she had been the victim of spousal abuse during their three-and-a-half-year marriage. However, John filed a countersuit claiming…

Teen kills mother with hammer, knife, rapes body

March 27, 2014 Corpus Christi, Texas Kevin Davis (18) kills his mother Kimberly Hill then rapes her body On March 27, Davis attacked his mother by attempting to strangle her with an electrical cord. When Hill screamed, Davis retrieved a hammer and struck her head around 20 times. Psychiatrist Dr. Joel Kutnik, who interviewed Davis,…