Female Killers · Maryland · Workplace Violence

Woman killed by co-worker after confrontation about shoplifting

March 11, 2011 Bethesda, Maryland Jayna Murray (30, pictured) is killed by her co-worker, 29-year-old Brittany Norwood Murray and Norwood worked together at a Lululemon store, an athletics apparel retailer known for their high-end yoga pants. According to prosecutors during trial, an argument arose between Norwood and Murray after allegations of shoplifting were raised by… Continue reading Woman killed by co-worker after confrontation about shoplifting

Executions · Maryland · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for the murders of three teens during four day killing spree

May 17, 1994 Maryland John Frederick Thanos is executed for the murders of three teenagers At the time of the murders, Thanos had been in and out of prison for violent crimes — namely rape and robbery. He also had a habit of carrying a leather doctor’s bag holding a sawed-off .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle… Continue reading Man executed for the murders of three teens during four day killing spree

Maryland · Political

Man kills two, self while trying to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Nixon

February 22, 1974 Maryland Samuel Byck (44, pictured) kills an airport police officer and a co-pilot, wounds a pilot, and kills himself in a failed attempt to hijack a plane with the intention to crash it into the White House to assassinate President Nixon Byck had been outspoken in his disdain regarding Nixon and the… Continue reading Man kills two, self while trying to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Nixon

Maryland · Newspaper clippings

Woman, infant stabbed in a “‘You Kill My Wife, I’ll Kill Yours’ plot”

September 23, 1977 Bowie, Maryland Carol Lewis and her 4-month-old daughter Heather are stabbed to death in what newspapers called a “‘You Kill My Wife, I’ll Kill Yours’ plot” Carol (27) and Heather were the victims of a murder conspiracy between Carol’s husband Lon Lewis (27) and Gene T. Meyer (27). The men had met… Continue reading Woman, infant stabbed in a “‘You Kill My Wife, I’ll Kill Yours’ plot”