Woman killed by co-worker after confrontation about shoplifting

March 11, 2011 Bethesda, Maryland Jayna Murray (30, pictured) is killed by her co-worker, 29-year-old Brittany Norwood Murray and Norwood worked together at a Lululemon store, an athletics apparel retailer known for their high-end yoga pants. According to prosecutors during trial, an argument arose between Norwood and Murray after allegations of shoplifting were raised by…

Woman kills, dismembers employer

March 2, 1879 Richmond, London, England Catherine “Kate” Webster (pictured) kills her employer Julia Martha Thomas Webster, reported to be “about 30 years of age,” had worked as a domestic servant for Thomas (55) since January 1878. The two initially had a good rapport though relations quickly soured. “I found her very trying, and [she]…

Teenager crushed to death while working at Disneyland

July 8, 1974 Anaheim, California 18-year-old Deborah “Debbi” Stone is crushed by an attraction while working at Disneyland Disneyland had recently renovated an attraction called Carousel of Progress changing it to America Sings, featuring animatronics that “sang” Americana songs such as Yankee Doodle. The attraction was comprised of a stationary, inner theater which housed the…

Several shot during protests at iron mill (1886)

May 5, 1886 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Laborers demanding an eight-hour workday join in protest at the Milwaukee Iron Company rolling mill Four days earlier, approximately 12,000 laborers joined in protest at the rolling mill; the total in attendance swelled a few thousand more by the climax of the protest, including children. The goal of the protest…