Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

December 1, 1924 Germany Fritz Angerstein kills 8 to cover his embezzlement from his employer Angerstein’s murder spree took the lives of his wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and five others, all of whom were killed with an axe or knife. He then set the bodies and the building on fire, ran to the garden to cut… Continue reading Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

Florida · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 4 after Thanksgiving dinner

November 26, 2009 Jupiter, Florida Paul Michael Merhige shoots several members of his family at Thanksgiving, killing four Merhige visited the his cousin’s home for Thanksgiving. He spent three hours eating, chatting, and singing with his extended family before killing his twin sisters (one of whom was pregnant), his aunt, and his cousin’s 6-year-old daughter,… Continue reading Man kills 4 after Thanksgiving dinner

Massacres/Mass Murder · West Virginia

Man kills wife, eight children with axe

November 10, 1805 Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) Abel Clemmons (alt. spelling: Clemmens, Clemons, Clemens) kills his pregnant wife and their eight children whose ages ranged from 1 to 12 Clemmons had been noted in “a gloomy melancholy mood” for several weeks leading up to the murders. Months before, Clemmons had been wrestling with the… Continue reading Man kills wife, eight children with axe

Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Man wounds 4, kills 8 and self after argument over an unpaid gambling winning

November 6, 1948 Chester, Pennsylvania Melvin “Bad Boy” Collins (38) goes on a shooting spree, killing 8 and wounding 4 before killing himself The motive behind the attack has been contributed to an argument over numbers, an illegal lottery in which gamblers would place bets on which numbers would be featured in various daily activities… Continue reading Man wounds 4, kills 8 and self after argument over an unpaid gambling winning