Female Killers · Scotland

8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

April 21, 1934 Aberdeen, Scotland The body of missing 8-year-old Helen Priestly is found in a sack under stairs in her tenement Popular theory holds a neighbor, Jeanie Donald, tired of the child ringing her doorbell and disappearing, jumped out at the child to scare her. The fright startled Helen to the point the child… Continue reading 8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

Newspaper clippings · Scotland

Sleepwalking father kills toddler

April 10, 1878 South Side, Glasgow, Scotland Simon Fraser, long-time sufferer of Somnambulism (sleepwalking), picks up his sleeping 18-month-old son and repeatedly bashes the baby against the door, floors, and wall. The child suffered fractures to the skull and lacerations to the brain before he dies around two hours later. When asked about the incident,… Continue reading Sleepwalking father kills toddler

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Scotland

Dunblane school massacre

March 13, 1996 Dunblane, Scotland Thomas Hamilton, armed with 2 9mm Browning HPs and 2 Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, shoots children and teachers indiscriminately, killing 17 and wounding 15 before killing himself Hamilton had recently been facing rumors of inappropriate conduct towards young boys in the boys' clubs he directed. This included… Continue reading Dunblane school massacre

Scotland

Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

February 19, 1909 Fife, Scotland 15-year-old Michael Swinton Brown is killed during a robbery Brown was tasked every Friday with collecting the weekly factory wages for his employer, a task which he performed almost mechanically. Every week he took the same route at the same time, a habit Alexander Edmonstone (23) noticed and decided to… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled during robbery

Massacres/Mass Murder · Scotland

Glencoe massacre, inspiration of the Red Wedding

February 12, 1692 Glen Coe, Scotland  An order is issued calling for the massacre of Glencoe (The massacre is the inspiration for the Red Wedding from A Song of Ice and Fire book series and Game of Thrones TV series, specifically the part involving the MacDonald clan who were killed after accepting guests into their… Continue reading Glencoe massacre, inspiration of the Red Wedding