Arizona

Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Kenneth Dale Wakefield is found naked and covered in blood after decapitating his wife and their dogs and mutilating himself Wakefield had a history of mental illness; he and his wife Trina Heisch had met while serving 10 year terms in a mental health facility, both for stabbing relatives. He… Continue reading Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

Arizona · Graves

Woman murdered by her lover following a drunken argument

July 11, 1889 Near Tombstone, Arizona Mollie Williams is shot and killed by Frank “Buckskin” Leslie after he drunkenly accuses her of infidelity Leslie and Williams had met while Williams was working at a saloon called the Bird Cage Theatre. At the time, Williams was dating (and/or pimped out by) a different man who was… Continue reading Woman murdered by her lover following a drunken argument

Arizona

Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

June 13, 1976 Phoenix, Arizona Reporter Don Bolles succumbs to injuries sustained in a car bomb blast 11 days before Bolles, who had been investigating possible ties between organized crime syndicates and high-ranking Arizona state government officials, was mortally wounded when a remote controlled bomb consisting of 6 sticks of dynamite exploded under the car… Continue reading Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

Arizona · Female Killers

Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him

June 4, 2008 Mesa, Arizona Travis Alexander is murdered by his obsessive, jealous ex-girlfriend Alexander was stabbed 27 times, his throat was slashed so violently he was almost decapitated, and he was shot in the head. His body was found five days after his murder. A bloody handprint left at the scene, containing the DNA… Continue reading Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him