November 25, 1937 Detroit, Michigan Gangster Harry Millman is killed Millman was shot ten times by two assassins, one carrying two .45 pistols and the other a .38 revolver. Four others were injured by the attackers as well, one of whom died. The murders were never officially solved.
October 24, 1959 Ann Arbor, Michigan James Vogel shoots and kills his sister Gwendolyn after an argument regarding who would sit in an armchair James (17) got in an argument Gwendolyn (14) over who would sit in an armchair as they watched television. After the argument, James grabbed a bolt-action single shot shotgun. His mother… Continue reading Teen shoots sister after an argument over who would sit in armchair
September 21, 2007 Jackson, Michigan Serial killer Carl “Coral” Eugene Watts dies in prison Watts had begun killing in 1974 at the age of 20, primarily targeting white girls and women between the ages of 14 to 44, and employing various methods of murder including drowning, strangulation, stabbing, and bludgeoning. He managed to evade arrest… Continue reading Serial killer Carl Eugene Watts dies in prison
September 11, 2009 Owosso, Michigan Harlan James Drake shoots two men to death for upsetting his mother during unrelated incidents Drake’s first victim was 63-year-old James Pouillon, an anti-abortion activist who had been protesting abortion since 1988. He carried a sign with graphic images of an aborted fetus, demonstrating outside the local high school. The… Continue reading Man kills two, is arrested before he can kill third for upsetting mother
May 23, 1955 Kalamazoo, Michigan Jeannie Singleton (8) goes missing while walking home from school; her body is found 9 days later Jeannie, who walked with a pronounced limp due to a battle with rheumatic fever, was described as a friendly girl who had to be reminded by her parents not to talk to strangers.… Continue reading The murder of Jeannie Singleton