Newborn’s body found in dumpster

November 29, 1998Beaumont, TexasThe body of a newborn is found in a dumpster The newborn’s body was discovered by a couple collecting aluminum cans from a dumpster. They noticed a black plastic garbage bag and pulled it out after seeing what they believed was the leg of a baby doll. Instead, it was the body…

Mother kills pre-teen to preserve her relationship with her boyfriend

January 27, 2008 Hebbville, Nova Scotia Penny Boudreau kills her 12-year-old daughter Karissa Boudreau to save her relationship with her boyfriend (WARNING: this article references court documents which describe the murder in detail, and may be graphic to some readers. Discretion is advised.) According to court documents, Penny’s relationship with her boyfriend Vernon Macumber had…

Woman kills husband, children, self

January 18, 1983 Aplington, Iowa Ethel Mae Franken kills her husband and their three children before killing herself Ethel had recently been released from the hospital following five weeks of therapy — which included electroshock treatments — for “a nervous breakdown.” Friends and family later stated Ethel had seemed to be doing well emotionally following…