Woman sexually assaulted, stabbed to death

October 3, 1985Indianapolis, IndianaDarlene Hendrick (20) is sexually assaulted repeatedly and stabbed to death WARNING: This story contains details which may be considered graphic. Discretion is advised. At approximately 1:10 a.m., Indianapolis police received a call from Charles Evans (26), stating he was afraid he had killed a woman. Police met up with Evans and…

Seven killed, including three children, during botched robbery

June 1, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana Seven family members are shot during a botched robbery Alberto Covarrubias (56, pictured left center) and Emma Valdez (46, right center) were at their home with their children Alberto (11, left) and David Covarrubias (8, right) at the time of the attack. They were also watching Emma’s grandson, 5-year-old Luis…

The death of the Hatfield Twins

February 21, 1891 Fort Wayne, Indiana The unnamed “Hatfield twins” die following a catastrophic seizure The Hatfield baby was born to a couple identified in newspapers only as Mr. and Mrs. L. W. — or occasionally L. C. — Hatfield. (Neither the child’s first name nor his parents’ were used, so I have been unsuccessful…

12-year-old tortured, burned alive by four teens

January 11, 1992Madison, Indiana12-year-old Shanda Sharer is tortured and burned to death by four teenaged girls On the night of January 10, Toni Lawrence (15), Hope Rippey (15), and Laurie Tackett (17), drove to Sharer’s home to lure her into their car. Melinda Loveless (16) was also in the car, though she hid under a…