England

Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

October 14, 1919 Liverpool, England David Caplan kills his wife and children with a clothing iron before slitting his own throat According to The Manchester Guardian (Dec. 3, 1919), Caplan and his wife Freda had an unhappy marriage, one which often resulted in domestic assault against Freda. So common were these occurrences that their neighbor… Continue reading Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

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Man arrested for acting suspicious before he could murder two employees with hammer, after he strangled girlfriend and bludgeoned stranger with frying pan

September 12, 1998 London, England William McNamee (alt spelling: McAnamee) is arrested for suspicious behavior outside a furniture store After his arrest, McNamee professed his relief at being captured. He confessed he strangled his girlfriend, Tracey Horner, in their shared flat between July 29 and August 1, and bludgeoned John Dysart with a frying pan… Continue reading Man arrested for acting suspicious before he could murder two employees with hammer, after he strangled girlfriend and bludgeoned stranger with frying pan

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Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

September 7, 1978 London, England Georgi Ivanov Markov (Георги Иванов Марков) is struck in the leg with a poisoned pellet, leading to his death four days later Markov had defected from his home, the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, and became an outspoken critic of the country’s regime. On September 7, as he walked across Waterloo… Continue reading Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

England

Four people burned alive, a fifth raped and strangled during robbery

September 1, 1986 Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England Four family members and a live-in nurse are murdered during a robbery The Cleaver family — Joseph and Hilda, their son Thomas, and Thomas’ wife Wendy — were eating dinner with Hilda’s live-in nurse Margaret Murphy when George Stephenson, John Daly, and George Daly entered their home. The intruders… Continue reading Four people burned alive, a fifth raped and strangled during robbery