Missouri · Religion

Teen held down by mother, stabbed to death by father for having job, dating

November 6, 1989 St. Louis, Missouri 16-year-old Palestina “Tina” Isa is stabbed to death by her father as her mother holds her down Unbeknownst to the Isas, the FBI had been recording the Isa household after suspecting Zein Isa of having connections to the Abu Nidal Organization, a Palestinian nationalist militant group. Though the FBI… Continue reading Teen held down by mother, stabbed to death by father for having job, dating

Missouri · Momento Mori and Post-mortem Photography

Family killed following argument over saddle

October 12, 1906 Near Licking, Missouri 20-year-old Jodie Hamilton kills five members of the Parsons family following an argument Hamilton had argued with Carney Parsons (alt. spelled as Carrie or Barney) over a saddle which Hamilton had found on a wandering horse and had not attempted to return to its rightful owner. Parsons threatened to… Continue reading Family killed following argument over saddle

Missouri

Man shoots wife and 6 other relatives, tries to blame killings on 14-year-old victim

September 25, 1987 Elkland, Missouri James Schnick kills his wife and six relatives (including four children) and blames the murders on one of the victims Schnick was found by paramedics, writhing in pain from gunshot and stab wounds, while responding to a 911 call. His wife Julie was found dead in their bedroom, killed by… Continue reading Man shoots wife and 6 other relatives, tries to blame killings on 14-year-old victim

Executions · Famous Last Words · Missouri

Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

August 30, 2000 Missouri Gary Lee Roll is executed for the murders of a woman and her two sons Roll (41) and accomplices David Rhodes (18) and John Browne (21) unsuccessfully attempted to rob a drug dealer’s house on August 8, 1992, but were deterred after hearing a child inside the home cry out as… Continue reading Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Newborn rescued after being packed in suitcase, thrown from train

August 14, 1902 Near Irondale, Missouri A man looking for scrap wood finds a baby in a valise who had been thrown from a train William Helms (72) was constructing a barn and needed additional scrap lumber. He visited a riverbank near a railroad trestle and noticed a valise (a small suitcase). As he approached… Continue reading Newborn rescued after being packed in suitcase, thrown from train