Man kills wife, self with chainsaw

March 31, 2015Lower Moreland, PennsylvaniaThe bodies of Nicole and Christopher Peppelman are found by one of their sons The Peppelmans had separated, and their divorce had been finalized in January of 2014. Despite the dissolution of their marriage, “there was no indication at the time that there was anything wrong between them,” according to Martin…

Man stabs, drowns wife ostensibly while sleepwalking

January 16, 1997Phoenix, ArizonaScott Falater stabs his wife Yarmila 44 times and holds her head under water, ostensibly as he sleepwalks Neighbors were alerted to the killing by Yarmila’s screams, which could be heard for up to 30 minutes. “I could just hear her yelling,” the Falaters’ next-door neighbor told radio stations shortly after the…

Man kills his wife with antifreeze and battery acid

December 4, 2006Near Bethany, MissouriAnna Yoder Borntreger (26) dies, ostensibly from liver problems Anna’s death, while sudden, was not presumed to have been foul play, primarily because she had been ill for a short while prior to her death. Some of her family had their suspicions, however. “They felt that maybe it wasn’t actually a…

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…