Colorado

Man kills, dismembers roommate’s body, is found with severed hands in his luggage

December 21, 1979 Denver, Colorado Lewis Roger Moore (30) kills his roommate William Charles Kidd (23), dismembers the body, and scatters the pieces Moore had been paralyzed while incarcerated at the age of 18, when he was stabbed in the back by a fellow inmate during a prison riot, resulting in his spinal cord being… Continue reading Man kills, dismembers roommate’s body, is found with severed hands in his luggage

Colorado · Newspaper clippings

Woman confesses to killing, dismembering son after he did the same to his own son

December 19, 1917 Montrose, Colorado Nancy Jane Bush confesses to killing her son after he killed his own child Nancy claimed her son, John, had become enraged after his 11- or 12-year-old son Otis was caught stealing $1.35 from his grandmother’s purse. She stated John “beat [Otis] until he fell in a dying condition.” To… Continue reading Woman confesses to killing, dismembering son after he did the same to his own son

Colorado

Man plants bomb in mother’s luggage to kill her and collect insurance money

November 1, 1955 Near Longport, Colorado A bomb on United Airlines Flight 629 explodes, planted by Jack Gilbert Graham in an effort to kill his mother for insurance money Graham had taken out a $37,000 air flight insurance policy out on his mother Daisie E. King shortly before her flight took off. Eleven minutes after… Continue reading Man plants bomb in mother’s luggage to kill her and collect insurance money

Colorado · Newspaper clippings

Man who had been hiding in attic for weeks kills friend, “haunts” house for 9 more months

October 17, 1941 Denver, Colorado Theodore Coneys, later called the “Denver Spider Man,” kills 73-year-old Philip Peters after being caught stealing from Peters’ ice box Coneys had fallen on hard times and was desperate for food. He and Peters had been friends and Coneys visited his home in hopes of being invited to dinner as… Continue reading Man who had been hiding in attic for weeks kills friend, “haunts” house for 9 more months

Colorado · School Violence

Man takes 6 girls hostage at their school, sexually assaults them, kills one and self

September 27, 2006 Bailey, Colorado Duane Roger Morrison enters Platte Canyon High School, takes six female students hostage, sexually assaults them, kills one, then shoots himself Morrison, an unemployed drifter, entered the high school around 11:40 a.m. with a pistol and a revolver, as well as a backpack filled with various items including tape, rope,… Continue reading Man takes 6 girls hostage at their school, sexually assaults them, kills one and self