Teen stabs, shoots mother after argument

April 6, 2017 Champaign County, Ohio Donovan Nicholas (14) stabs his mother Heidi Fay Taylor (40) over 60 times and shoots her in the head Taylor was not married to Nicholas’ father nor was she Nicholas’ biological mother, though she had been the sole mother figure in his life and Nicholas called her “mom.” The…

Woman killed, mutilated by husband

April 5, 2012 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Yuee Zhou (73) is killed and partially dismembered in her home Zhou was found by her son during a daily visit. She was found facedown in a pool of blood with extensive injuries while her husband, Jieming Liu (79, pictured), calmly sat in a rocking chair, with blood on his…

A double hanging, one for murder the other for rape

April 2, 1880 Louisville, Kentucky Two men are hanged: one for murder, the other rape Robert Anderson was convicted of killing his wife in April 1878. Margaret Anderson made an earning by washing laundry and, when she returned home after her day’s work, Robert demanded a portion of her wages. She refused. Robert became enraged…

Teen kills father’s girlfriend and her son

April 1, 1993 Pensacola, Florida Jason James Mahn (pictured) kills his father’s longtime love-in girlfriend and her son Jason was 19 at the time of the murders, and had recently reconnected with his father with whom he had not had contact since his parents’ divorce when Jason was 3 months old. Jason lived with his…