Michigan · Newspaper clippings

Teen shoots sister after an argument over who would sit in armchair

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

Michigan · Serial Killers

Serial killer Carl Eugene Watts dies in prison

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

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Man kills two, is arrested before he can kill third for upsetting mother

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

Massacres/Mass Murder · Michigan · School Violence

Man kills wife, blows up elementary school (1927)

May 18, 1927 Bath Township, Michigan Andrew Kehoe, angry over rising taxes and his recent defeat in an election for township clerk, goes on a rampage ending in the deaths of 45 and the injuries of 58 Kehoe's wife, ill with tuberculosis, was discharged from the hospital May 16; it was the last time she… Continue reading Man kills wife, blows up elementary school (1927)